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Custom Tariff on orange juice (Joint Statement)



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PRIM ARY INDUSTRY

M E D IA RELEASE

STATEMENT BY THE MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRY THE RT. HON. IAN SINCLAIR M.P.

CANBERRA

27 September 1978

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PRESS STATEMENT BY MINISTER FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND MINISTER FOR BUSINESS AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

CUSTOMS TARIFF ON ORANGE JUICE

The Minister for Primary Industry,

Mr Ian Sinclair, and the Minister for Business and ■

Consumer Affairs, Mr Wal. Fife, announced today that

the Government had decided that the tariff of 65 per cent

applied since 1 July 1977 to imports of orange juice

should continue to apply up to 28 February 1979.

Under existing arrangements the present tariff of

65 per cent would have terminated on 30 September

The Ministers said that the Government has

been giving active consideration to the recommendations

made by the Industries Assistance Commission concerning

long term assistance to the whole Australian citrus

industry. A statement on the outcome of its detailed

consideration on the whole industry, including the

orange juice sector, will be made in due course-

extend the tariff of 65 per cent on orange juice could

be expected to assist the citrus industry in the

forthcoming Valencia season.

1978

Meanwhile, the Government’s decision to

STATEMENT BY THE R T . HON. IAN S I N C L A I R , M I N I S T E R FOR P RI M A R Y

I NDUSTRY AND ACT I N G M I N I S T E R FOR FOREI GN A F F A I R S .

ALL A U S T R A L I A N S W I L L BE SHOCKED AND .SADDENED BY THE SUDDEN DEATH ,

OF H I S H O L I N E S S POPE JOHN P A UL , THE M I N I S T E R FOR P R I M A R Y

I NDUSTRY, MR IAN S I N C L A I R , S A I D T O N I G H T .

IN A MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY TO THE V A T I C A N MR S I N C L A I R , AS ACT I N G

M I N I S T E R FOR FOREI GN A F F A I R S S A I D ;

’ I T I S T R A G I C T HAT A NEW PAPACY WHI CH BEGAN WI T H SUCH GREAT '

WARMTH AND HU MA N I T Y HAS BEEN CUT SO SHORT.

’ MEN OF GOOD W I L L OF WHATEVER F A I T H W I L L SHARE THE SORROW OF

T H I S T I M E OF G R I E F . ’

MR S I N C L A I R COMMENTED THAT H I S H O L I N E S S ’ RE I GN WAS FAR TOO SHORT.

YET IN THAT B R I E F P E R I O D HE DEMONSTRATED A H U M I L I T Y WHI CH ENDEARED

H I M TO THE HEARTS OF PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

’ SADNESS IN H I S P A S S I N G W I L L BE DEEPLY F E L T BY ALL A U S T R A L I A N S . ’

CANBERRA, FRIDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER 1978 6.30 p.m.