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Wednesday, 12 November 1941

Senator COOPER (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Commerce, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that arrangements have been made at Albany, Western Australia, to enable growers to have their wool appraised at that centre, thereby saving the freight to Fremantle ?

2.   If so, will similar conditions be grunted atTownsville, north Queensland, allowing growers to have their wool appraised in Townsville with a corresponding saving of the freight to Brisbane?

Senator FRASER - The Minister for Commerce has supplied the following answer : - l and 2. The Government has decided to conduct wool appraisements at Albany and arrangements to this end are at present being made. The question of conducting wool appraisements at other centres in Australia will be considered.

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