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Tuesday, 9 November 1976
Page: 2505

Mr Lloyd asked the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice:

(1)   Will he accept the recommendation of the recently released Industries Assistance Commission Report on Dairy Industry Marketing Arrangements and instruct the Bureau of Agricultural Economics to obtain detailed information on the processing sector for an Industries Assistance Commission reference and report on adjustment assistance for that sector of the dairy industry by 30 June 1 978.

(   2 ) If so, when will the study begin.

Mr Sinclair - The answer to the honourable member 's question is as follows:

(   1 ) and (2) The particular recommendation referred to in the honourable member's question together with all other recommendations contained in the Industries Assistance Commission's report on dairy industry marketing arrangements are currently being examined by the Government in consultation with State Governments, through the Australian Agricultural Council. The views of the industry and other interested parties have been sought and these will also be taken into account by the Government when it is making a decision on the report.

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