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Monday, 24 September 1906


Senator DRAKE (Queensland) .- Does the Minister consider it proper to expressly declare that spirits under certain conditions are not fit for human consumption, and then to provide that such spirits may be used for fortifying wine, there being no law to inforce the maturing of the wine ?


Senator Guthrie - Old spirits cannot be put into new wine.


Senator DRAKE - I have never heard that before.


Senator Guthrie - Old spirits are detrimental to new wine.

Sitting suspended from 6.30 to 7.45 p.m.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 12 (Inferior spirits).







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