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Wednesday, 31 August 1921


Senator ELLIOTT (Victoria) .- If any honorable senator will go down to the premises of Sutton and Company, in Bourke-street, they will find gramophones that have been assembled in Australia from mechanical parts imported under item 404, to which the Minister has referred. I may say, further, that a very high class of cabinet making has developed as the result of the assembling of gramophone parts here. The outside cases of these machines, made -from Queensland maple, and other Australian hardwoods, are absolutely magnificent. Very skilled artisans have been specially introduced from England and elsewhere who are accustomed to the highest grade work of wood polishing and lacquering. Really magnificent work has been accomplished in the manufacture of cases for these machines from Australian hardwoods by employees of Sutton and Company, who are not the only firm engaged in this particular business. The admission of the mechanical parts of the machines free, and the taxation of the complete machine, has resulted in increased employment and the development of a very useful industry in this country.

Item agreed to.

Item 320-

(a)   Homo kinematographs, ad val.. British, free; intermediate, free; general, 10 per cent.

(b)   Kinematographs n.e.i., ad val., British, 25 pur cent.; intermediate, 35 per cent.; general, 40 per cent.

And on and after 30th June, 1921 -

(b)   Kinematographs n.e.i., including arc lamps for projection purposes, ad val., British, 25 per cent.; intermediate, 35 per cent.; general, 40 per cent.

(o)   Films for kinematographs -

(1)   Sensitized Alms, and films n.e.i., British, free; intermediate, free; general, free.

(2)   Exposed or developed films representing dramatic or Australian subjects, per lineal foot, British,1d.; intermediate, 1½d.; general,1½d.

And on and after 30th June, 1921 -

(C)   (1) Sensitized films, and films, n.e.i., British, free; intermediate, free; general, free.

(2)   Exposed or developed films representing dramatic or Australian subjects: -

(a)   Suitable for use only with Home kinematographs, per lineal foot, British, id.; intermediate,½d. ; general, id.

(6)   Other, per lineal foot, British,1d. ; intermediate, 3d.; general, 3d.

Provided that any such films printed from a negative which was not the produce or manufacture of the United Kingdom shall not be entitled to entry at the rate of the British preferential Tariff under this sub-item.







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