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Wednesday, 16 July 1930

Senator GUTHRIE (VICTORIA) - Is the Leader of the Government in the Senate aware that during the last three months the average price of wool in Australia has been 9 1/2d. per lb. and that the average price for the last twelve months has been i 10 1/4d. per lb. or 3d. per lb. below the actual cost of production; also that ifr is reported that shearers in the western part of New South Wale3 have gone on strike, notwithstanding the fact that the cost of shearing sheep is from 15 per cent, to 20 per cent, of the gross price of wool and that shearers are able to earn on the average from £S to £10 a week?

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