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Thursday, 13 October 1910
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Senator ST LEDGER (Queensland) . - I had not noticed the omission to which Senator McColl has called attention.

Senator Pearce - The honorable senator cannot discuss a clause which does not appear in the Bill, unless he moves its insertion.

Senator ST LEDGER - I wish to ask the Government to reconsider the matter. We know that where the Mother Country has entered into reciprocal treaties they must be respected, and we might gracefully recognise that by the insertion of the clause referred to. I hope that before we reach the recommittal stage the Government will upon reconsideration take that view. In view of the pressure of business, it would be wrong to delay the passage of this measure unnecessarily, but the provision referred to by Senator McColl is an important one, and its omission from this Bill is at least ungraceful.

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