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Thursday, 4 September 1902

Mr TUDOR (for Mr. Kirwan) asked the Minister for Home Affairs, upon notice -

1.   Whether, in view of growing dissatisfaction existing concerning the continuance of preferential railway rates, and the fact that these rates tend to defeat Inter-State free-trade, he means to reintroduce the Inter-State Commission Bill as early as possible next session; and

2.   Whether he is aware that not only in the eastern States, but also in Western Australia, local products are carried at a much lower rate than imported products, and that strong public protests are now being made in those States against such rates ?

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