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Tuesday, 4 May 1965

Senator McCLELLAND (NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question is addressed to the Minister for Customs and Excise. On 7th April I asked the Minister whether he had seen a report of the Victorian Public Health Commission that toy plastic sets being sold in Australia and imported from Hong Kong and the United States of America contain plastic instruments that could blind, deafen or kill and that similar sets had been withdrawn from sale in Perth after doctors had pointed out their dangers. I asked the Minister whether he would investigate the powers available to him to prohibit the importation of such dangerous and possibly lethal toys and whether he would take action to protect the interests of Australian children. I now ask whether the honorable gentleman is in a position to give me answers to those questions.

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