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Thursday, 18 May 1972
Page: 1828

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (Western Australia) (Minister for Air) - in reply - I wish to say only a few words in reply. Firstly, I thank those honourable senators who have made a contribution to the debate and I thank the Senate for the passage of this legislation without amendment. A great deal has been said this afternoon about the Bills. The discussion has ranged over a wide area. No doubt that has been due to the fact that the dairying industry could experience great changes in the next 5 years. Those changes probably will be brought about by Britain's entry into the European Economic Community, which could have serious implications for Australia's butter and cheese trade with Britain. I do not want to traverse the whole of the debate on the motion for the second reading of this legislation. The only Bill on which there will be discussion at the Committee stage is, I understand, the Dairy Research Levy Collection Bill. As there is no objection by the Opposition or the Australian Democratic Labor Party to the measure, I do not think I should comment any further on them. I suggest that the question be put on each of the 7 Bills.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time, and passed through its remaining stages without amendment or debate.

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