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Wednesday, 10 August 1921

The CHAIRMAN (Senator Bakhap - Honorable senators are entitled to make an allusion to an item that has already been dealt with; but it cannot be discussed in detail.

Senator GARDINER - I realize that. I have brought the matter forward to give the Minister an opportunity of. explaining why such scant consideration has been given to the primary producers and why such heavy duties are imposed on imported soaps.

Senator Russell - Senator Lynch said that the farmers did not require such protection.

Senator GARDINER - They are not likely to be fooled. If we are to afford protection it should be on an equitable basis, so that every one in the community shall benefit; but, in my opinion, Protection is so unjust that it does not benefit any one.

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