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Thursday, 30 August 1906

In Committee(Consideration resumed from 29th August, vide page 3544) :

Clause 18 -

1.   For the purposes of this Part of this Act, competition shall be deemed to be unfair if -

(a)   under ordinary circumstances of trade it would probably lead to the Australian goods being no longer produced or being withdrawn from the market or being sold at a loss unless produced at an inadequate remuneration for labour ; or

(b)   the means adopted by the person im porting or selling the imported goods are, in the opinion of the ComptrollerGeneral or a Justice as the case may be, unfair in the circumstances.

2.   In the following cases the competition shall be deemed unfair unless the contrary is proved : -

(a)   If the competition would probably or does in fact result in an inadequate remuneration for labour in the Australian industry :

(b)   If the competition would probably or does in fact result in creating any substantial disorganization in Australian industry or throwing workers out of employment :

(c)   If the imported goods have been purchased abroad by or for the importer, from the manufacturer or some person acting for or in combination with him or accounting to him, at prices greatly below their ordinary cost of production where produced or market price where purchased :

(d)   If the imported goods are imported by or for the manufacturer, or some person acting for or in combination with him or accounting to him, and are being sold in Australia at a price which is less than gives the person importing or selling them a fair profit upon their fair foreign market value, or their fair selling value if sold in the country of production, together with all charges after shipment from the place whence the goods are exported directly to Australia (including Customs duty).

3.   In determining whether the competition is unfair, regard shall be had to the efficiency of the management, the processes, the plant, and the machinery employed or adopted in the Australian industry affected by the competition.







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