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Wednesday, 10 August 1921

Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) . - The imposition of a duty of id. per lb. on shoe-maker's wax is a very heavy duty, being equivalent to an ad valorem rate of 100 per cent. In sub-item b we have another case in which provision is made for prescription by departmental by-law. Since the Minister has had nearly twenty-four hours to look into this matter, he may now be in a position to inform us of the result of his mature consideration of the position.

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