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Thursday, 10 November 1938

Mr FORDE (Capricornia) .- In my opinion the budget indicates lack of foresight and imagination, and' can be classed as dull, conventional and unimpressive. One can safely say that it pleases neither Government supporters nor the electors generally. It is just the kind of budget that one might expect from a government which, for some time, has not known definitely where it stood. In the circumstances, one could not expect anything better from this new-old Government, if I may use that term.

Mr Martens - A government of spare parts.

Mr FORDE -Speaking of two quarrelling schools of music, between which no real differences existed, the famous John Byron said -

Others aver that he to Handel

Is scarcelyfit to hold a candle.

Strange all this difference should be

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