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Wednesday, 6 May 1936

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) . - The duty of 2d. per lb. under the intermediate and general tariffs was in force in 1928. Later the Scullin Government continued the duty .at. that rate. The Tariff Board has definitely indicated that' the duty on imported spare parts for agricultural implements is not likely to have any material effect on the price of similar parts 'made in 'Australia. I 'point out that parts' which the Minister is' convinced cannot be -produced in this- country " can '-be admitted- free. The duty' must be retained1 as a corollary of what we have already 'done. ' " '

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