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Thursday, 14 June 1928

Mr WATKINS (Newcastle) . - We must accept the apology of the honorable member for Wimmera (Mr. Stewart) for supporting the bill, but it is necessary to show the folly of his effort to compare the duties payable upon manufactured goods and those on primary products. In the case of such manufactured goods as iron and steel, pianofortes, and the like, the duty is paid once, although the article may last for 30 or 40 years; but in the case of. commodities for human consumption, the duty is payable every day, for the people must eat every day. I support the bill because I believe that it is in. accord with the protectionist principles of the nation.

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