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Thursday, 3 December 1936

Senator JAMES McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) .- I should like the Minister to explain why these concessions have been granted to France. A large number of persons engaged in the production of grapes and in manufacturing wine, brandy and whisky, particularly in South Australia, are struggling to place their products on overseas markets, and it seems strange that we should be extending concessions to French distillers, who are our greatest competitors. As similar concessions are not extended to manufacturers in Great Britain and in Australia, perhaps the Minister will explain why the duties on the French products have been reduced.

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