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Thursday, 25 June 1914


Senator CLEMONS (TasmaniaHonorary Minister) . - I move -

That this Bill be now read a first time.

A custom has grown up here on the first reading of a money Bill--


Senator Pearce - We have not forgotten it.


Senator CLEMONS - I do not think that any honorable senator can forget the custom. It is not usual, I think, for the Minister introducing a Supply Bill to go into details at this stage. I propose to leave that, I am sure with the full con-: currence of honorable senators, for the second-reading stage.







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