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Thursday, 17 November 1938

Mr ARCHIE CAMERON (Barker) (Postmaster-General) (12:25 PM) . - I move -

That the following new clause be inserted: - "25 ( 1 ) . -If at any time within six months after the expiration of three years from the commencement of this Act, or within six months after the expiration of any subsequent period of three years, a request in writing signed by not less than live hundred growers is forwarded to the Minister asking that the question of the continued operation of this Act be submitted to a poll of growers, a poll of growers on that question shall be taken in" the prescribed manner within six months of the date upon which the request is received by the Minister. (2). - If at a poll taken in pursuance of this section a majority of the growers entitled to vote at the poll vote in favour of the discontinuance of the operation of this Act, this Act shall cease to have effect upon a date tobe fixed by Proclamation not being later than the expiration of six months from the date of the taking of the poll ".

It will be necessary presently to recommit Clauses 3 and i for consequential amendment, and to insert in Clause 3 a definition of a "grower" for the purposes of the plebiscite provided for in this amendment of Clause 25.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause 26 agreed to.

Amendment (by Mr. Archie Cameron) agreed to -

That the following new clause be inserted: - "1 5a. Upon the constitution, under this act, of the Australian Apple and Pear Board, any reference in any contract for the carriage of apples or pears to any place beyond the Commonwealth existing at the date of the constitution of the Board, to the Australian Apple and Pear Council shall be read as a reference to the Australian Apple and Pear Board."

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