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Wednesday, 2 December 1936

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for External Affairs) [2.24].- I move-

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

I draw the attention of the Leader of the Opposition (Senator Collings) to the titles of this and other bills dealing with tariff matters, and remind him that the practice has been to allow cognate bills to be discussed simultaneously on the first of the series. That obviates a full debate on each bill.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill (on motion by Senator A. J. McLachlan) read a first time.

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