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Wednesday, 8 November 1911

Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honorary Minister) . - I cannot act on the honorable senator's suggestion. He need not have the slightest fear that every care will not be taken to serve sum- monses upon those who are charged with any contravention of the law under this Bill. As a matter of fact, all summonses are personally served unless otherwise prescribed.

Senator Vardon - Then there will be persona] service?

Senator FINDLEY - Unless otherwise prescribed.

Senator Vardon - Are the Government going to prescribe otherwise?

Senator FINDLEY - It might happen from time to time in remote parts of the Commonwealth that it would be absolutely impossible to serve summonses personally.

Senator Rae - In such cases it would be impossible for the electors to record their votes.

Senator FINDLEY - The Committee would not be doing well to act upon Sena tor Lynch's suggestion. If the Government proposal is accepted, no harm will be donfe to any elector, though it might happen that, a regulation would be necessary to prescribe for the serving of summonses otherwise than personally in special cases.

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