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Friday, 15 May 1936

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) . - The Tariff Board conducted an investigation into the manufacture of carpetsweepers, which, I understand, are made by a firm making other goods. In 1933-34 approximately 1,200 carpet-sweepers were manufactured in Australia, but the board stated that the industry is to he extended. The plant at present in operation is capable of producing 600 carpet-sweepers weekly, or31,000 per annum, which would give direct employment to 40 men and indirect employment to an additional 24 persons.

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