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Wednesday, 9 November 1910
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Senator MILLEN (New South Wales) . - I have had an opportunity since last evening of looking through this Bill, which appears to me to be one of the type that may be described as formal machinery measures. It is necessary to meet circumstances which arise in consequence of the transference of the Northern Territory to the control of the Commonwealth. There is only one clause in it which, so far as I can judge, requires " the attention of the Senate. For the rest the Bill seems to be on all-fours with similar measures that we have passed providing for the administration of Papua. It is an interim measure, and must be succeeded be- fore very long by a Bill providing, amongst other things, for the representation of the Northern Territory in the Federal Parliament. At present it does not appear to rae that the Bill needs any very close discussion.

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