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Thursday, 21 June 1906

Mr CULPIN (Brisbane) .- I wish to make a personal explanation in regard to the following paragraph, which appeared in this morning's Age : -

Brisbane, Wednesday. A telegram was received from Mr. Culpin, M.P., stating, with reference to the proposed reciprocal tariff between the Commonwealth and New Zealand, that the Prime Minister had intimated that some concession would be granted to Queensland rum as to all other Australian spirits.

I sent a telegram to a firm in Brisbane, who had written to me inquiring about this matter, but my statement to them was that the Prime Minister had said that if a reduction were made it would apply equally to all Australian spirits.

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