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Friday, 22 May 1936

Senator BRENNAN (Victoria) (Acting Attorney-General) . - Had a poll of the wool-growers been taken, as suggested by the Leader of the Opposition (Senator Collings), an expenditure estimated at £12,000 would have been incurved, and a delay extending over the present season and possibly longer would have been necessary. A proviso has been inserted in the bill that at the end of four years a poll of al! growers may be taken. I may inform Senator Cooper that British manufacturers have promised co-operation and support.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

In committee:

Clauses 1 to 19 agreed to.

Ordered - '

That clause 4 be reconsidered.

Clause 4 (Recommittal.) (1.) There shall be an Australian Wool Board. (2.) The Board shall consist of one member (in this Act referred to as "the Government representative") to be appointed by the Governor-General and to hold office during the pleasure of the Governor-General, and six members to be appointed by the GovernorGeneral upon the nomination of the Council.

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