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Thursday, 3 June 1926


Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (Western Australia) . - I have remained silent up to the present, and should not have intervened now but for the fact that an industrial argument has been introduced. Senator Elliott has laid it down that, while supporting generally the principle of protection, he will not be a party to increasing duties in respect of any industry where the hours and working conditions are such as to indicate that that particular industry is in a very good position. I think that that, broadly, is how the honorable senator defined his attitude. I suggest to him, and to the Senate generally, that it is not quite the proper consideration, although there may be something in the contention.


Senator Lynch - Something in it! The honorable senator does not think there is anything in it!







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