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Thursday, 15 July 1926

Senator McHUGH (South Australia) (1:48 AM) . - Sub-clause 2 provides that every person appointed as a member of the commission shall, on the expiration of his term of office, be eligible for reappointment. As the Minister has stated on previous occasions that only men possessing the highest qualifications will be appointed, and as their offices are not likely to be declared vacant owing to misbehaviour, it is only -reasonable to assume that the terms of the appointees will be extended. A measure of such importance should not be rushed through the Senate in this way, but I suppose the business of Parliament is being expedited to enable the Prime Minister (Mr. Bruce) to attend the forthcoming Imperial Conference. "Within a few weeks Parliament will be in recess.

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