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Friday, 25 June 1937

Senator BRENNAN (VICTORIA) (Minister without portfolio assisting the Minister for Commerce) - The Minister for Commerce has supplied the following answers to the honorable senators questions : - 1 and 2. Early in the negotiations between the Government, ship-owners and shippers in regard to rates of freight on certain Australian export commodities, the Primary Producers' Association of Western Australia made representations somewhat on the lines set out in the above question. These representations were subsequently withdrawn when satisfactory agreement was reached between Westralian Farmers' and the Oversea Shipping Representatives' Association.

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