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Thursday, 17 August 1972
Page: 156

Senator DRURY (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for Primary Industry. Has the

Minister's attention been drawn to reports from representatives of the deciduous hui industry in South Australia that unless the industry is provided with immediate financial assistance similar to assistance already provided in most other primary industries it faces virtual collapse? Will the Minister consider the extent to which Commonwealth financial assistance in these circumstances can be granted to the deciduous fruit industry?

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN - We are all aware of the situation of which the honourable senator speaks, but how far the representatives of the industry have gone in their discussions with the Minister for Primary Industry I cannot say. However, I will certainly take up the matter with the Minister for Primary Industry in an endeavour to give the honourable senator some information on the present position.

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