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Wednesday, 18 November 1959


Mr POLLARD (Lalor) .- I will continue to support the bill. I have listened to statements about what is done in the United Kingdom. I have listened to statements about the position in every State in the Commonwealth. I have listened to statements about what this Church or that Church thinks and what the Christian religion stands for. I have been 30 years a member of parliaments of this country, and during that time many unfortunate women have come to me as their representative. My heart bleeds for those women - God's creatures - and their children who have to suffer the indignities inflicted on them by wicked husbands. Under those circumstances, no matter what this Church or that Church or any other Church thinks, or what anybody else will do, I will do what I consider is the Christian thing and vote for a measure that will give the earliest possible relief to those who are suffering to-day.







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