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Friday, 29 April 1932


Mr HOLLOWAY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) . - There should be in the bill some direct link between the Government and the commission. The extreme view in this chamber is that private enterprise should have absolute freedom. The Government is anxious that the commission shall be absolutely untrammelled, so that it may carry out its work successfully, but always with the idea in mind that private enterprise must be safeguarded. I am supporting every clause which leaves some link between the Government and the commission, and as this clause does that to a slight degree, 1 have no wish to alter it, and shall, therefore, vote for it as it stands. I voted for the previous amendment of the right honorable member for Cowper (Dr. Earle Page), because its object was to provide a permanent link between the Minister and the commission. I thought that a wise and proper provision, and if accepted it would have been a reasonable compromise with the Government, As this clause does provide some link between the Government and the commission, I cannot understand the objection of the right honorable member for Cowper to it.







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