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Friday, 11 June 1926

Senator FINDLEY - It has in Queensland.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Senator Newlands). - The honorable senator, in discussing State governmental activities, is going beyond the scope of the bill.

Senator FINDLEY - I have no desire to infringe the Standing Orders. I support the measure, and hope that it will prove beneficial to .the people as a whole, stimulating both primary and secondary industries. Orchardists are compelled to work ceaselessly in their efforts to combat various pests, whose ravages seriously affect their income. Owing to the necessity for the use of arsenical sprays by our orchardists, an impression gained ground some time ago that apples sent to London were unwholesome; but I am glad to know that satisfactory evidence was forthcoming to refute the suggestion. I trust that the institute, acting in conjunction with the agricultural departments of the various States, will amply justify its existence.

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