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Thursday, 11 August 1921

Senator GUTHRIE (VICTORIA) . - As Senator Fairbairn has pointed out, we ought not to import material from America free of duty so long as that country prohibits the importation of our wool. I object to cotton piece goods coming into Australia from America for the purpose of. making dungarees and competing with our low-grade crossbred wools, which can be manufactured into even better dungarees than can be made from American cotton goods. I understand that we get a lot of our dungaree material from Manchester, and I object to allowing American and Japanese material to come in free of duty when we can supply a- suitable wool for the purpose at 3d. per lb.

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