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Thursday, 11 August 1921

Senator LYNCH (Western Australia) . - I move -

That the House of Representatives he requested to make the duties, sub-item (a), paragraph 2, ad val., intermediate, 5 per cent.; general, 15 per cent.

In order to preserve symmetry, as far as that is possible - though it is, perhaps, expecting too much of this thing known as a Tariff schedule, framed on scientific lines according to all the rules of Euclid and mathematics, but with the rules of economy ignored - there should be no distinction made between the man who wears dungarees and Robert Harper & Co. and other flour exporter's who use calico for encasing their wares.

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