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Wednesday, 28 July 1920

Mr CONSIDINE (Barrier) .- I move -

That progress be reported.

I do so as a protest against the highhanded and arbitrary action of the Government in prohibiting the public from coming to this assembly this evening. The usual course has been departed from without any explanation being vouchsafed to honorable members. Here on top of the action of members of this Parliament in increasing their salaries by £400 a year, the citizens of Melbourne are denied their right to come here and listen to our deliberations.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Mr Watkins - Order! The honorable member cannot debate the question. He may submit the motion, but it must be put without discussion.

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