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Wednesday, 4 June 1969


Senator McKELLAR - I am aware of the relatively slow movement of wheat out of most Australian ports. This state of affairs reflects the limited world demand for wheat from wheat exporting countries. I have been informed by the Australian Wheat Board that it is possible that the movement of wheat out of South Australian ports could have been increased slightly at the expense of the other States if the South Australian ports could have handled larger vessels. It is understood that the South Australian Government is fully aware of the limitation of the size of vessels which can be handled at the wheat export terminals in that State. As to the last part of the question, I am afraid that I cannot give the honourable senator a satisfactory answer.







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