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Wednesday, 1 August 1906
Page: 2159


Mr FISHER - If that be so, I fail tosee why the amendment is necessary. I presume that the Minister would have power tosecure an interchange of ideas and information without a specific direction in theBill. Does the honorable member intend' that the Governor-General shall be empowered to enter into an agreement with. other countries to supply information that we cannot supply for ourselves ?


Mr JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - If he thinks it necessary; but in all probability it will not benecessary.


Mr FISHER - If we are going to insert' in the Bill a provision which will enable the. Minister to secure an exchange of information - for a consideration - between: theCommonwealth Department and that of anyother country, the proposal is a big one.







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