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Wednesday, 18 March 1936

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for External Affairs) [12.11].- I move-

That so much of the Standing and Sessional Orders be suspended as would prevent the hill being passed through all its stages without delay.

This is the principal appropriation measure which it is necessary for the Senate to pass. Three other smaller appropriation measures have to he considered later. When these are passed and certain bills have been returned from the House of Representatives it will be possible for the Senate to adjourn until the House of Representatives has completed its consideration of the tariff.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Standing and Sessional Orders suspended.

Bill (on motion by Senator Brennan) read a first time.

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