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Wednesday, 6 December 1905
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Mr POYNTON (Grey) - I can understand why the opponents of the Immigration Restriction Act are against the amendment, but I am astonished at the position assumed by the honorable member for Gwydir in regard to it. He told us to-day that he considers the present law good enough, and voted against the second reading of the Bill ; yet he is opposed to an amendment which, if agreed to, would bring us back to the old position, unless Parliament deliberately altered it.

Mr Wilson - Then why have we wasted the whole day over this matter?

Mr POYNTON - I have nothing to do with that. I shall vote for the amendment, because I think that the Immigration Restriction Act should not be altered, and the carrying of the amendment will practically bring us back to where we were.

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