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Wednesday, 31 August 1921

Senator ELLIOTT (Victoria) .-- I should like to have some explanation of the proposal to reduce the duty in the general Tariff. Surely there should he some differentiation between the duty in the general and in the intermediate columns in order that provision may be made for some reciprocal arrangement with Canada, which is a large producer of newsprint. I think that we should retain the duty of £3 per ton against the Americans and Japanese who are sending large quantities of paper to Australia.

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