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Monday, 24 September 1906

Senator CLEMONS (Tasmania) . - It is provided further in clause 7 that a certificate is to be given to the distiller of spirits in accordance with certain forms. We all approve of the certificate to be given in the case of Australian standard brandy. But, regarding the next grade. Australian blended wine brandy, I ask the Minister whether he considers it worth while to issue a Government certificate to a brandy which is not our best? We are endeavouring to establish a stan dard brandy, and it is an excellent thing that the Government certificate should possess a certain value. To some extent, I fear that we shall impair the value of that certificate ifwe permit it to be used in connexion with " Australian wine brandy." For instance, it would be very easy for an unscrupulous person to put the word " best " before that name, and thus to make it appear that he was selling our best

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