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Wednesday, 15 August 1906

Mr JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) . - I should like at this point to ask why this exceedingly high rate of duty is proposed ?

Mr Deakin - It is intended to practically prohibit all spirits other than those enumerated.

Mr JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - If that be the intention, why do we not distinctly prohibit them?

Sir John Quick - The provision can afterwards be embodied in the Distillation Act.

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