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FOR PRESS 723

WHEAT STORAGE

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR PR MART INDUSTRY, MR, C , F , ADERMAKN

The M i n i s t e r f o r P r i m a r y I n d u s t r y , Mr, C . F . Adeimann met

t h i s week a d e p u t a t i o n c o m p r i s i n g r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s o f t h e

A u s t r a l i a n Wheat Board, t h e S t a t e t u ? i i h a n d l i n g a u t h o r i t i e s and

t h e A u s t r a l i a n Wheat g r o w e r s ’ F e d e r a t i o n t o d i s c u s s w h e a t s t o r a g e

m a t t e r s . S i r Jo h n T e a s d a l e , Cha irman o f t h e Wheat Board,

was l e a d e r o f t h e d e p u t a t i o n .

The m e e t i n g d i s c u s s e d t h e p o t e n t i a l s h o r t and l o n g t e r m

s t o r a g e p r o b l e m s t h a t c o u l d a r i s e i n the h a n d l i n g o f f u t u r e

w h eat c r o p s , and how t h e y s h o u l d h e managed.

Mr. Adermann i n f o r m e d t h e d e p u t a t i o n t h a t r . i t e r e x a m in i n g

t h e s t o r a g e p o s i t i o n i n r e l a t i o n t c t h e 195 9-60 c r o p t h e

Government h a d d e c i d e d t h a t the f i n a n c i n g o f s t o r a g e f a c i l i t i e s

f o r the coming s e a s o n m u st r e m a i n the r e s p o n s i b i l i t y o f t h e

S t a t e a u t h o r i t i e s and the i n d u s t r y i t s e l f *

With r e g a r d t o p r o p o s a l s f o r the p r o v i s i o n o f wheat s t o r a g e

f a c i l i t i r - s t o meet p o s s i b l e s t o r a g e demands i n the e v e n t o f a

c o m b i n a t i o n o f m a r k e t i n g d i f f i c u l t i e s and h e a v y c r o p s a r i s i n g

f ro m t h e 1960 -61 h a r v e s t onwards, Mr. Adermann s a i d he would n e e d

t o s t u d y t h e v a r i o u s p o i n t s r a i s e d by the d i f f e r e n t i n t e r e s t s

r e p r e s e n t e d on t h e d e p u t a t i o n .

D i f f e r i n g v i e w s were a p p a r e n t l y h e l d b y some members o f t h e

d e p u t a t i o n on t h e i n t e r p r e t a t i o n o f the f u n c t i o n s and r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s

o f t h e wheat m a r k e t i n g and h a n d l i n g a u t h o r s t i e s i n r e l a t i o n t o

w h eat s t o r a g e and i t seemed n e c e s s a r y t o h ave t h e c o n s t i t u t i o n a l

p o s i t i o n c l a r i f i e d and p e r h a p s t o h av e a f u r t h e r ยท c o n f e r e n c e

b e f o r e he was i n a p o s i t i o n t o make a c o n s i d e r e d r e p o r t t o t h e

Gov ernm ent, Mr. Adermann s a i d .

" H o w e v e r , " Mr. Adermann c o n t i n u e d , " t h e d i s c u s s i o n h a s

b r o u g h t o u t t h e f u l l f a c t s o f the w h eat i n d u s t r y p o s i t i o n and

h a e made c l e a r t h e t h i n k i n g o f t h e i n t e r e s t s d i r e c t l y c o n c e r n e d

w i t h t h e p r o d u c t i o n , h a n d l i n g , s t o r a g e and m a r k e t i n g o f A u s t r a l i a n

w h e a t . I t h a s b e e n a m o st u s e f u l c o n f e r e n c e . "

CANBERRA, 3 rd S e p t . 1959,