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Friday, 10 August 1906


Mr REID (East Sydney) .- At this stage of the session the proposal of the Government is a perfectly justifiable one, especially in view of the lamentable condition of the artisans in the foundries of Victoria. The Attorney-General about Christmas time drew a most affecting picture of the miserable state of the firesides of Victoria for want of a relief which would be afforded after the reports of the Tariff Commission were piesented. ^1 understand that those reports are now to hand, and, no doubt, one of the objects of the motion is to allow the Government to deal with these cases of harrowing distress.







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