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Thursday, 23 June 1904


Mr BAMFORD (HERBERT, QUEENSLAND) - Will the Minister make inquiries as to the success or otherwise of the importation of Italians into Queensland in the early nineties, ostensibly for the purpose of sugar-growing, before entering into negotiations for the further importation of that class . of labour ?


Mr HUGHES - I shall certainly consider the whole matter, including the experiment referred to by .the honorable member and the honorable member for Kennedy, before determining upon the advisableness pf entering into any negotiations. Such negotiations seem to be utterly uncalled for under the circumstances so far as we know them.







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