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Wednesday, 6 May 1936

Senator JAMES McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate, upon notice -

1.   Were the States allowed to use their own discretion in distributing the money allocated for the relief of wheat-growers?

2.   Or did the Federal Government dictate the methods of distribution?

3.   By what method did Victoria give a contribution to her growers as assistance towards transportation and freight charges?

4.   Was it distributed as a bushel bounty?

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follows: -

1.   Yes. Subject to the provisions of the Wheat Growers' Relief Act 1036.

2.   See answer to No. 1 above.

3.   By means of a uniform allowance towards reduction of freight and transportation charges on all wheat sold by each grower or delivered for storage pending sale.

4.   See answer to No. 3 above.

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