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Friday, 18 June 1937

Senator JAMES McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Is itafact that owing to an increase of duty on oregon logs, much high priced machinery is compelled to remain idle and employees usually engaged in sawing are out of employment?

2.   Is it a fact that the duty is giving Canadian sawnoregon an advantage of 2s. per 100 super, feet?

3.   If so, will the Government give the matter early consideration?

4.   If not, will an inquiry be madeinto the ma tter by the Tariff Board ?

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