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Wednesday, 9 March 1932

Mr WHITE (BALACLAVA, VICTORIA) - As Victorian manufacturers of wire nails and barbed wire have to buy their raw material from a New South Wales combine, which receives protection by the exclusion of British wire, and as this combine is dumping barbed wire and nails into Victoria at a cost less than it charges for its raw material, because Victorian manufacturers will not keep out of New South Wales and Queensland, will the Minister for Trade and Customs consider the reduction of the duty on nail and barbing wire, as was recently done in regard to fencing wire and wire-netting, so that Victorian manufacturers may obtain raw material, and thus be enabled to carry on their businesses %

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