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Wednesday, 14 October 1931


Mr MACKAY (LILLEY, QUEENSLAND) - I rise to a personal explanation. Last evening when speaking on the motion for the second reading of the Public Accounts Committee Bill, I stated that members were paid a sitting fee of 30s. a day, and travelling expenses at the rate of £1 a day while absent from Canberra. The honorable member for Reid (Mr. Coleman) is reported to have interjected that members of the Public Accounts Committee received no allowance for meetings held at Canberra, but that for other meetings they were paid at the rate of 25s. a day, less 20 per cent. I have since learned that members of the committee receive 25s. a day when sitting in Canberra, and £2 5s. a day when sitting elsewhere. I make this explanation in justification of my statement last night.







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