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Wednesday, 2 July 1941

Senator DARCEY (Tasmania) . - I am surprised at the statement by Senator Gibson that the shortage of superphosphate will help to solve the problems associated with the wheat industry. In my opinion, the affairs of that industry have been sadly mismanaged. Millions of people are starving in Europe, and probably scores of million* will starve next year. The policy of Australia, should be to grow as much wheat as possible, and store it in silos. I understand that scores of millions of bushels of wheat could be stored in airtight silos without deterioration. There seems to be a wrong conception of Australia's duty towards the people of other countries. It has been well said that without vision we perish, and I regret that the policy of the Government is to restrict wheat production.

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