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Thursday, 24 September 1942


Senator KEANE - The Treasurer has supplied the following answers: -

1.   The price index numbers show the relative cost from time to time, in the various towns covered by the index, of the commodities as a whole included in the food and groceries regimen.

2.   The average of the prices obtained from all informants in Hobart and Launceston, for a specific quality, is published each quarter in the Quarterly Summary of Australian Statistics, or may be obtained by special application to the Commonwealth Statistician.







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