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Wednesday, 31 March 1965

Senator BENN asked the Minister representing the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice -

1.   Why were 200 tons of tobacco leaf, worth more than £100,000, burnt at the Nudgee rubbish dump, Brisbane, early in December, 1964?

2.   Was the tobacco leaf, which would have made 180,000,000 cigarettes, in excess of manufacturers' requirements?

3.   Is it possible to adjust tariff charges so that tobacco manufacturing companies in Australia will be forced to use all the Australian grown leaf in their products?

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