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Thursday, 10 June 1926

Senator THOMPSON (Queensland) . - We find ourselves in the position of granting very high duties on cotton textiles. We are proposing to pay a bounty shortly on locally-grown cotton, and yet we are proposing in this schedule to make cotton yarn " free, free, 5 per cent." I yield to none in my desire to establish the cotton industry in this country

Senator Pearce - There are also the deferred duties.

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