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Wednesday, 17 August 1921

Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) . - If asSenator Lynch appears to think, many of the commodi ties necessary to mining in Australia should be . subject to a duty of 20 per cent., would it, not be better to say in direct fashion that the Government and Parliament propose to tax . the Australian mining industry to the extent of 20 per cent. ? Such a straight-out course would be preferable to determining that, . after a certain date, the same effects shall be secured by prescription in departmental by-laws.

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