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Friday, 29 April 1932

Mr RIORDAN (Kennedy) .- Has not the power of the Minister to make regulations been taken from him by reason of certain amendments that have been made to the bill? It appears to me that any regulations will be drafted by the commissioners, who will undoubtedly take care to protect themselves. We desire to ensure that listeners and taxpayers generally will be protected. It is not our wish to make easy jobs for the political friends of the Government A man may absent himself from his duties for twelve months, and it may not be possible to take action against him. We all know how difficult it is to terminate the services of a person for inability, inefficiency, or misbehaviour.

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