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Thursday, 25 August 1921

Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) . - These duties are exceedingly heavy. The duty of 35 per cent. under the British preferential Tariff is calculated to crush out all trade in these articles with the Old Country. No one will say that much labour or capital is involved in the industries to which the item relates. They are little industries, but are given a highly exorbitant Protectionist Tariff. I move -

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the item, British, free.

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