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Wednesday, 9 June 1926

Senator CRAWFORD (Queensland) (Honorary Minister) . - I feel confident that the committee will not accept Senator Barwell's amendment. It would have a most disastrous effect upon Australian industry, because no manufacturer would feel safe. If an industry that had been carried on for some years under protection suddenly found that protection had been withdrawn, there would be a want of confidence on the part of people inclined to invest money in secondary industries, such as would be disastrous to the prosperity of the Commonwealth.

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