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Wednesday, 26 November 1941

Mr COLLINS (Hume) .- I also congratulate the Minister for Commerce (Mr. Scully) upon having introduced this measure in order to ratify a decision made by his predecessor, the right honorable member for Cowper (Sir Earle Page). Supplies' of superphosphate are vital to the development of the land. The right honorable member for Yarra (Mr. Scullin) yesterday described how the imposition of a land tax had resulted in the breaking up of large holdings of land, with consequent closer settlement. However much the land tax may have done in that respect, the most important contribution .to closer settlement in this country has been the application of superphosphate to the land, as the result of which men who formerly needed large areas of land in order to make a living found that they could make a much greater income from smaller areas. The amount of the bounty is acceptable, but I hope that the Government will give full consideration to adjusting its rate in such a way as to guard against the cost of superphosphate rising beyond the means of the users.

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