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Thursday, 22 October 1931

Mr FROST (Franklin) .- I cannot agree with the honorable member for Wentworth (Mr. Marks), because sail* can be made just as well in Australia as abroad. I admit that the honorable member has had considerable yachting experience, but let me inform him that Ta§manian boats equipped with, local sails have for years held the Forster Cup, which is competed for every year by small sailing boats throughout Australia. On one occasion a Tasmanian boat using Tasmanian sails wiped the seas with a boat from. New South Wales, which used imported sails, costing fifteen times as much as the local sails. There is no reason why we should lift the prohibition on imported sails, because we can make sails equal to, if not better, than imported sails.

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