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Thursday, 8 March 1928

Senator REID (Queensland) .- It is very rarely that 1 fail to follow the logic of Senator Carroll. In the debate on this item I am totally at variance with the honorable senator.

Senator Carroll - That is because the honorable senator does not grow maize.

Senator REID - I am endeavouring to look at this item from the view point of the maize-growers. No primary producers in Australia have had a harder struggle than the maize-growers in my own State and elsewhere.

Senator Carroll - Does the honorable senator believe that these duties will help them?

Senator REID - I believe they will. If Mr. MacRobertson's factories had not been in existence the maize-growers would have had to be content with a much lower price than they are receiving to-day for their produce.

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