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Thursday, 17 March 1904

Mr G B EDWARDS (SOUTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Whether he has made any, and if so what, suggestion to the Governments of the States with a view to an agreement being come to between the Railway authorities of the States to put an end to preferences and discriminations within the meaning of the trade and commerce sections of the Constitution ?

2.   Whether he will respectfully suggest to the Premiers of the States that the question of the abolition of such preferences and discriminations should be considered at an early date ; if possible, at the next meeting of the Premiers or Treasurers of the States concerned ?

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