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Tuesday, 30 August 1921


Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for Defence) . - I do not think an increased duty is necessary. The imports of Fuller's earth are comparatively small, and, owing to the increased local production, have been falling off. Fuller's earth is a by-product, and I appeal to the honorable senator not. to press his request. The local article is capturing the market, as shown by the fact that in 1913 our imports of Fuller's earth amounted to 17 cwt. per annum, whereas last year we imported only 8 cwt., and in the previous year only 6 cwt.







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