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Thursday, 6 December 1973
Page: 4396

Mr STREET (Corangamite) - This Bill is one of a number of metric conversion measures which alter the unit for a charge from a ton to a tonne. The Opposition does not oppose this Bill, but we 'believe we should point out that there will be a slight rise in the levy, since a tonne is slightly less in weight than a ton. We do not regard that as important in itself; but, as with so many other metric measures including postal charges based on metric weights introduced surreptitiously by this Government, the effect will be to raise costs to the industry concerned.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time.

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