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In conducting the inquiry into the early adoption of the metric system, the committee heard the views of representatives from industry and various professions, studied the utilisation of the metric system in other countries, considered the effect on the retail industry and exports and received submissions from the Commonwealth and state governments.


Keith Alexander Laught


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John Edward Marriott, committee member, Interview with Mark Cranfield, 1982, National Library of Australia, TRC 917, session 21, 00:16:54-00:21:38.

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Committee timeline – Select Committee on the Metric System of Weights and Measures


Date tabledTitleRead report
ReportParliamentary paper number 19/1968
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