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Tuesday, 11 December 1973
Page: 2668

Senator LAWRIE (QUEENSLAND) -The Australian Country Party will not offer any opposition to these 3 Bills. We support them.

Senator Lauckealready has outlined the principle involved in them which is to place a levy on honey exports. The levy was not introduced originally on exports because of the depressed state of the export market at the time. Apparently the export market is now very buoyant. The levy will be 0.3c per kilogram of honey exported. The other Bill provides machinery for the collection and paying out of the money to the Australian Honey Board. The operational costs of the Board have been increasing all the time and we are told that it does not want to put further levy on local sales. For those reasons we hope that these 3 Bills have a speedy passage.

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