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Friday, 17 August 1906


Mr DEAKIN (Ballarat) (Minister of External Affairs) . - I move -

That the House do now adjourn.

I am sorry that the honorable member for Parramatta objected to the introduction of the Electoral Bill. The effect of his objection will be to postpone honorable members' acquaintance with it.


Mr JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I do not particularly wish to make its acquaintance.


Mr DUGALD THOMSON (NORTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) -We are continually being asked to break the rules of the House in this way.


Mr DEAKIN - The Bill reached us this morning a little late. All we desire is to have it read a first time, so that it may be circulated.


Mr DUGALD THOMSON (NORTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - If our rules are not to be observed', they may as well be abolished.


Mr DEAKIN - Then there are other means for making the objects of the Bill public.







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