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Wednesday, 6 May 1936

Senator BADMAN (South . Australia) . - Surely those who oppose the request will not be so illogical as to. penalize the man. who purchased machines made in another country some years ago when similar machines were not made in Australia. Because of the high cost of the necessary dies it would not pay Australian manufacturers to make these parts and therefore the parts covered by. this item do not enter into competition with parts locally made. An importing firm recently supplied toe with . figures showing that it imported; from the United States of America , machine parts valued at, £1,000, butbefpre it could make any profit from their sale, it had to pay duty amounting to £1,240. It is time thatthe Government recognized the necessity for admitting free of duty machine . parts . which are not , 'made' in Australia and do not compete with goods of localmanufacture.

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