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Tuesday, 23 September 1958

Mr NELSON (NORTHERN TERRITORY, NORTHERN TERRITORY) - I direct a question to the Minister representing the Minister for National Development. In view of the action of the Tariff Board in refusing tariff protection to the mica industry of Australia, what action does the Government contemplate taking to protect the local industry so that it can compete against mica produced under cheap labour conditions in other parts of the world? The Minister must realize that, without some protection, mining of this valuable strategic mineral will cease in Australia.

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