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Monday, 24 September 1906


Senator CROFT (Western Australia) . - I should like to point out that if inspection is to be insisted upon in respect of other classes of drink-


Senator Staniforth Smith - What is now proposed has already been provided for in the Excise Bill. This is merely a consequential amendment.


Senator CROFT - Will the Minister explain how he can guarantee to those who consume gins, genevas, hollands, schnapps, or liqueurs, that they are receiving a pure article ?

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment (by Senator Playford) agreed to -

That the proviso be left out.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 11 -

Spirits distilled in Australia shall not be delivered from the control of the Customs for human consumption unless they have been matured by storage in wood for a period of not less than two years.

Provided that this section shall not come into operation till the first day of January, One thousand nine hundred and eight.







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