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     3   ADDRESS IN REPLY TO THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL’S SPEECH

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the following Address in Reply to the speech of His Excellency the Governor-General be agreed to:

May it please Your Excellency:

We, the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, in Parliament assembled, desire to express our loyalty to our Most Gracious Sovereign, and to thank Your Excellency for the speech which you have been pleased to address to Parliament—

Debate resumed.

Mr Fitzgibbon addressing the Federation Chamber—

It being 6.30 pm, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 192, Mr Fitzgibbon was granted leave to continue his speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.