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Thursday, 5 December 1935

Question of Home Price for Delegates

Canberra Discussion.growers' spokesmen gather for vital confab.

Those headings indicate the important nature of the conference that took place in this capital city. I take from the report the following -

The Government's scheme does not meet with the approval of the wheat-growers' organizations. It was discussed this afternoon at the most representative meeting of the Australian Wheat-growers Federation ever held-

Surely they have some right to speak for the wheat-growers -

The Conference unanimously adopted the Farmers and Settlers Association plan for a compulsory pool.

This opinion amply supports all that we have ever said on this subject. All these authorities are in favour of a compulsory pool, but when, earlier in my remarks, I offered this opinion, it was the subject of humorous derision by some Government supporters.

Senator Brennan - Will the honorable senator state what, in his opinion, is the difference between compulsory State pools and a non-compulsory Commonwealth pool ? He has said that they were both on the same footing constitutionally.

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