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Tuesday, 17 March 1936

Senator UPPILL (South Australia) . - In supporting the bill, I point out that the real reason for its introduction was a request for assistance received from a number of farmers in the marginal districts of South Australia who, because of seasonal conditions, were forced to cut for hay crops which they had intended to reap, and this decision could not be made until after the closing date for the receipt of applications. This bill is of great importance to South Australia, because in that State there are large numbers of growers of barley who do not participate in the bounties payable in respect of wheat. The price of barley last year was low, and these producers have had a difficult time. I have pleasure in supporting the bill which will give to them much needed assistance.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time and passed through its remaining stages without amendment or debate.

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