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Thursday, 4 August 1921

Senator GUTHRIE (VICTORIA) . - Senator Crawford has told us that the reason the date industry, although protected for eleven years, has made no advancement is that the growers - who are mythical, or largely mythical - cannot compete with the cheap labour of other countries.

Senator Crawford - The growers, certainly, are not numerous.

Senator GUTHRIE (VICTORIA) - I ask the honorable senator whether his date-growing friends of Queensland, or the centre of Australia, have ever produced enough' dates to supply even their own local townships, although imported dates have to pay heavy freight overseas, a duty, and the rail, camel, or other transport charges ?

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