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Wednesday, 27 April 1932

Mr SCULLIN (Yarra) .- As I see no necessity for the rush methods proposed by the Government, I intend to oppose the motion. Presumably the Government desires to take a further step along the line of enforcement adopted by this Parliamenta few weeks ago.

Mr Blakeley - The blundering line.

Mr SCULLIN - I am afraid that the proposed further step may prove to be a blunder. The Government is certainly making a number of very serious moves, and the least this Parliament has a right to expect is sufficient time to consider what the Government now proposes to do. Of course the Government is disappointed because it has not been able to do in two or three weeks what it boasted it would do to bring Mr. Lang to account; but as months have passed since the default on the part of New South Wales, a further day will not make much difference. For that reason I oppose the suspension of the Standing Orders, their purpose being to assure to honorable membersanopportunity to do their duty in a deliberate and considered way.

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