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Thursday, 2 November 1911

Senator MILLEN (New South Wales) . - I never dreamt for one moment when I spoke on the clause that the Minister was going to rely on a proclamation previously issued, under which an attempt is being made to bluff the electors into the belief that, there is power to compel them to enroll.

Senator Findley - There is no bluff about it. It is in the Act.

Senator MILLEN - There is no power in the Act to compel people to enroll. I. repeat that the introduction of the card system was a sheer piece of bluff to make the electors believe that there is already power to compel them, to enroll. If there is that power this clause is not wanted.

Senator Findley - We do not want any possible shadow of doubt to exist.

Senator MILLEN - Then there is a shadow of doubt?

Senator Gardiner - I would like your ruling, Mr. Chairman, as to whether the clause is under discussion, or an amendment.

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