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Wednesday, 15 June 1904

Mr GROOM (for Mr. Isaacs) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

Whether, in view of the Australian importance of the questions now being inquired into by the Victorian Royal Butter Commission and cognate questions, he will take steps -

x.   To constitute that Commission, or some other body, a Royal Commission under Federal law?

2.   To provide that its scope and, if neces sary, its composition shall be sufficiently extensive to deal with all Australian produce exported through the instrumentality of agents?

3.   To guard and protect the interests of

Australian producers who hive to export and dispose of their produce by means of agents either in other States of Australia or abroad ?

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