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Friday, 11 March 1932

Mr SCULLIN (Yarra) .- Honorable members have not yet had an opportunity to do more than glance at the Senate's amendments. We on this side cannot achieve much by merely opposing the motion that the amendments be taken into consideration forthwith. The Government has the numbers, and can carry the motion. I suggest, however, that the Minister in charge of the bill should explain the meaning and effect of the amendments, and then, if honorable members feel that any of them are of such importance as would justify postponing further consideration until next week, the Government ought to meet us. If the Minister will give an assurance to that effect now, I am prepared to allow the motion to go through. There is no great urgency. The House meets again on Tuesday, and, if necessary, the consideration of the amendments could be postponed until then.

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