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Thursday, 10 June 1926


Senator McHUGH (South Australia) . - I hope that Senator Payne will not insist on dividing the committee on this item. If he does, he will receive no support. The material which he has exhibited may be all right for Australian aborigines, but it is an insult to the fair women of Australia to ask them to wear such shoddy rags. They will not wear such material unless forced to do so. The purpose of this tariff is to build up in this country a strong community, under conditions which will enable them to maintain their reputation for wearing clothing made of good materials and chosen in excellent taste.

Request negatived.

Item agreed to, subject to requests.

Title agreed to.

Bill reported with requests.

Motion (by Senator Crawford) proposed -

That the report be adopted.

Motion (by Senator Payne) proposed -

That the bill be recommitted for the purpose of reconsidering item 105, sub-item A (1), paragraphs (b) and (c).

Amendment (by Senator Lynch) agreed to -

That the motion be amended by adding the words "and item 350."

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

In committee(Recommittal) :

Item 105 (a 1) -

By omitting the whole of sub-item (a) (1) and inserting in its stead the following subitem: - " (a) (1) (a) Cotton, linen, and other piece goods, n.e.i.; oil baize not containing wool, ad val., British, free; intermediate, 5 per cent.; general, 15 per cent.

(6)   Cotton piece goods ordinarily used for manufacture into outer clothing for human wear which in pattern, design or appearance resemble woollen piece goods used for the same purpose, and which weigh more than 6 oz. per square yard - the invoice selling price of which does not exceed the equivalent of 3s. 4d. per square yard - per square yard, British,1s.; intermediate,1s.6d. ; general, 2s.; and ad val., British, 30 per cent.; intermediate, 40 percent.; general, 45 per cent.

(c)   Cotton piece goods ordinarily used for manufacture into outer clothing for human wear which in pattern, design, or appearance resemble woollen piece goods used for the same purpose, and which weigh more than . 6 oz. per square yard - the invoice selling price of which exceeds the equivalent of 3s.4d. per square yard, ad val., British, 35 per cent.; intermediate, 45 per cent.; general, 50 per cent."







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