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Tuesday, 19 December 1911

Senator WALKER (New South Wales) . - I shall vote against this proposal. There is no granite to be found in Australia equal to that of Scotland.

Senator McGregor - There is a piece of granite in the Queen's Hall which is quite equal to anything which earn be obtained in any part of the world.

Senator WALKER - I differ from the Vice-President of the Executive Council. It is quite bad enough for a family to be be called upon to pay funeral expenses without Parliament penalizing it by compelling it to pay duty upon marble and granite monuments. . The freight upon granite is enormous.

Senator McGregor - It is sometimes brought in as ballast.

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