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Friday, 25 June 1937

Senator FOLL (Queensland) . - It would not be possible, in any circumstances, for the Commonwealth railways to discriminate against any one State, seeing that there is only one railway line over which goods passing between Western Australia and the other States can be conveyed. I cannot imagine that on a railway on which goods from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia are being carried, the Commonwealth railways authorities would prescribe differential rates according to the State of origin.

Senator Sir George Pearce - The Commonwealth railways authorities could charge a higher rate on goods travelling eastward than on similar goods travelling in the opposite direction.

Senator FOLL - That is not likely.

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