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Wednesday, 18 May 1960

Mr CAIRNS (YARRA, VICTORIA) - My questions to the Minister for Primary Industry concern the price of sugar. Who fixes or determines the price of sugar in Australia? Does the Commonwealth Government have any say in the matter, and if so, is it exercised? If it was exercised recently, did the Government take into account the fact that, during the last eight years, the company concerned made profits amounting to £14,000,000 and also added £21,000,000 to its reserves?

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