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Thursday, 11 August 1921

Senator PLAIN (Victoria) (6:45 AM) . - I am prepared to go as far in the direction, of protection as any member of the Committee, but collar check is "a material that is very widely used throughout Australia,, and it would require a factory of very great dimensions to cope with our requirements; If there:is only a small industry established here for the weaving of this cloth it will not be capable of- supplying one-tenth of our: requirements, and in the circumstances, a duty of 45' per cent, is altogether too high.

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