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Tuesday, 8 November 1910

The PRESIDENT -The honorable senator is discussing the details of clause 6. I would remind him that the question under consideration is whether the Senate shall affirm the principle of granting a bounty to this industry.

Senator E J RUSSELL (VICTORIA) - I recognise that I was transgressing. I congratulate the Government upon havingtaken this first step towards the establishment of the oil industry in Australia. Should it prove insufficient. I trust that Parliament will declare its intention to establish that industry upon a sound basis, no matter what may be the cost involved. I am satisfied that the people of the Commonwealth do not fear the imposition of an effective protective impost upon kerosene, with that end in view.

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