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Wednesday, 16 November 1921

The CHAIRMAN (Senator Bakhap (TASMANIA) - I must remind the honorable senator that while it was necessary to allow the Minister (Senator E. D. Millen) a little latitude, and the Leader of the Opposition a similar privilege, I cannot permit anything in the nature of a general debate on the whole Bill. Any remarks that are madenow must, therefore, be relevant to the question before the Committee.

Senator EARLE - That will give me an opportunity of expressing my views in opposition to those of Senator Gardiner, who, with his usual vehemence, declared that Protection is a means of taxing the working classes of the nation. I desire to emphatically disagree with the suggestion that the principle of Protection is a means of taxing the community. If we do not impose protective duties imported goods will enter into competition with our own manufactures.

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