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Tuesday, 9 September 1958


Mr THOMPSON (PORT ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I preface my question to the Minister for Primary Industry with the comment that for some time I have been endeavouring to push the sale of Australian flour overseas. The Minister has reported that increased sales have been made to Ceylon, but I would like to ask him whether any progress has been made in recapturing some of the markets which, we have been told, were taken from us by unfair means. This is vital not only to the men in the milling industry - the greater proportion of whom have been thrown out of work - but also to Australian egg production. At present, as a result of our reduced sales overseas, the poultry-farmer and the dairy-farmer cannot obtain adequate quantities of mill offal, such as bran and pollard. Can the Minister offer any encouragement to these unfortunate people?







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