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Wednesday, 21 April 1915

Senator SHANNON (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister of Trade and Customs, upon notice -

In view of the high price ruling in Australia for all foodstuffs, and the fact that there is a very heavy crop of rice in Burmah and Japan, will the Government immediately suspend the' duty on rice, and thereby enable the people to get that article of diet at a reasonable price?

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