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Friday, 6 December 1935

Senator BADMAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) . - I should like the Minister representing the Minister for Commerce to give me an assurance that, in the regulations which are to be framed, provision will be made to insert the following definition : -

Producers representative means any person who, during the twelve months ended the 30th day of June last preceding the election, was the owner or lessee of a dairy farm, the milk from which was utilized for the purposeof manufacturing dairy produce.

I understand that this could be done by regulation.

Senator Brennan - The regulationmaking power of the original act is extremely wide, and there is no doubt that what the honorable senator has suggested could be done.

Senator BADMAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) -Will the Minister give me an assurance that the proposed definition will be included in the regulation.

Senator Brennan - That is asking too much of me. I cannot assume the responsibility of the Prime Minister or the Minister for Commerce.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 4-

Section 4 of the principal act is repealed and the following section inserted in its stead : -

4.   - (1.) For the purposes of this act there shall be an Australian Dairy Produce Board. (2.) The board shall consist of -

(e)   one representative of each of the States of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, elected by the producers in each of those States; and

(f)   one representative of the States of South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania elected by the producers of those States. " (5.) The member appointed in pursuance of paragraph (b) of sub-section (2.) of this section shall hold office for a term of three years, but may be removed from office by the Governor -General upon the recommendation of the Board.

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