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Thursday, 22 October 1931


Mr GABB (Angas) .- It was refreshing to hear the Ministerdeal with this subject in such a moderate way.I wish to make it clear that I rose to support the adjournment motion of the honorable member for Martin (Mr. Eldridge), not so much because of the subject which he desired to discuss - although the rationing of work is something that none of us like, and we look forward to the time when it will not be necessary - but mainly because when the honorable member endeavoured to ventilate this matter on the motion for the adjournment of the House the other night he was prevented from doing so.


Mr Brennan - This has nothing to do with the motion.


Mr GABB - If the Minister for Markets (Mr. Parker Moloney) had not beckoned certain honorable members not to enter the chamber this motion would not have been moved to-day. It is in accord with proper parliamentary procedure for any honorable member to air a grievance on the motion for the adjournment of the House. Only about a fortnight ago Mr. Speaker advised honorable members to exercise this right to discuss certain matters in preference to asking questions in regard to them. As a member of the Government the other night helped to count out the House when he should have helped to maintain a quorum, I felt it my duty to support the honorable member this morning.

Question resolved in the negative.







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