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Wednesday, 22 August 1906


Senator PLAYFORD (South AustraliaMinister of Defence) . - In my opinion the words suggested would be superfluous.


Senator Best - And would altogether alter the meaning of the clause.


Senator PLAYFORD - I have not had time to fully consider the suggested amendment, but it strikes me that the ground is completely covered by the words " to the detriment of the public." The undue raising of the prices of the necessaries of life would certainly be to the detriment of those who had to purchase them; and I ask the Committee not to agree to the amendment.







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