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Friday, 17 June 1904

Mr GROOM (Darling Downs) - I am inclined to the view expressed by the honorable and learned member for Corinella, that competition should be made the basis of the common rule, but I recognise the essential need for exemptions. I understand that the Prime Minister will not accept the compromise which has been offered, and therefore it seems to me safer to negative' the amendment as it stands. If, however, pastoralists, shearers, miners, and those engaged in transportation were exempted, I should be more disposed to vote for the amendment.

Mr. McCAY(Corinella).- By leave, I propose to amend my amendment 'by adding the followings words : - "or such persons are engaged in the industry of transportation or in pastoral pursuits."

Amendment, by leave, amended accordingly

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