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Tuesday, 19 December 1911

Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) . - I am taking up an attitude which is identical with that which Sir William Lyne assumed towards this item, and there is no man in Australia to whomProtectionists can better look for guidance than to him. He opposed this duty. There are quite a number of persons engaged in the industry who must be driven out of it if the impost be retained, because they are not in a position to compete with the only two firms in Australia who happen to possess hide-splitting machinery.

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