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Tuesday, 9 September 1958

Mr RIORDAN (KENNEDY, QUEENSLAND) - I direct to the Minister for Primary Industry a question regarding the constitution of the Australian Meat Board. Is the Minister aware that Queensland provides 63 per cent, of the Australian Meat Board's finance, 83 per cent, of Australia's beef exports, and 70 per cent, of all meat exported, excluding canned meats? Therefore, could not Queensland expect better representation on the Australian Meat Board? At present, of the ten members of the board and a chairman, Queensland has only one representative, representing beef producers. Is the Minister aware that mutton and lamb producers provide a mere 15 per cent, of the finance of the board, yet have four representatives? The present position is that-

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