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Wednesday, 10 April 1946

Mr Archie Cameron n asked the Minister representing the Minister for Supply and Shipping - upon notice -

1.   Which flax mills have already been closed down ?

2.   Which flax mills is it proposed' to close down ?

Mr Dedman - The Minister for Supply and Shipping has supplied the following answers : -

1.   The flax processing units which hay( already closed down are: Victoria - Bonny: brook. Drysdale, Lindenow, Maffra; Western Australia - Yarloop; Tasmania - Deloraine, Latrobe, Scottsdale, Ulverstone, Evandale, Compania.. In addition the n.ill at Morwell,, Victoria, which was completely destroyed by bushfires in February, 1944, was not replaced.

2.   It is proposed to close the -following flax processing units which are at present treating the straw from the 1945 and previous crops: Victoria - Riddell, Terang; South Australia - Leura; Western Australia - Beelerup: Tasmania - Oatlands, Wynyard.

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