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Friday, 29 July 1921

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (Western Australia) . - I indorse the views which have been expressed by Senator Crawford, and I think that Senator Pratten will be acting quite consistently with the principles which he has laid down for his own guidance if he supports this item. I agree with him that it is from luxuries that we should derive our revenue. Coffee is not an absolute necessity. We can get along perfectly well without it, and consequently it is an item from which we should receive revenue. If at the same time we can assist an industry which has been established in Queensland, although it is merely a struggling industry, we shall be killing two birds with the one stone.

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