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Wednesday, 31 August 1921


Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for Defence) .- It is within the knowledge of the Department that there are two factories - one in Victoria and the other in New SouthWales - engaged in the manufacture of clothes pegs. The New South Wales factory is not in Parramatta, but at Redfern.


Senator Duncan - Returned soldiers for the most part are carrying on the industry.


Senator PEARCE - I do not know what- is the position so far as the Redfern factory is concerned, but that in Victoria is carried- on by returned soldiers. Those engaged in the industry complain that since starting operations they have met with fierce competition from importers of American clothes pegs who have been cutting prices. That alone should justify the retention of the duty.







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