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Wednesday, 29 June 1921

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - That suggestion embodied something else.

Senator GARDINER - Representation in another place was suggested.

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Some thought that the Northern Territory should be attached to South Australia, which was impossible.

Senator GARDINER - I suppose that would be adding insult to injury. That is a way out of the difficulty, and as a whole-hearted Australian I would like to consider the advisableness of returning the Northern Territory to that State, including all we have done there, because, as far as the Government control of the Northern Territory is concerned, I do not think it can be claimed that it has been a success.

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - South Australia never spent a penny before.

Senator GARDINER - I am quite prepared to redress the grievances of South Australia, which has lost a valuable territory.

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