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Thursday, 16 April 1914


Senator McDOUGALL (New South Wales) . - Like Senator Rae, my comrade from New South Wales, I do not believe in any adjournment at all. I think the Senate should meet again next Wednesday, and if the. Minister of Defence will accept an amendment to that effect, I am prepared to move it. There was a time in the history of the Senate, and it was only about twelve months ago, when I should have liked very much to have an adjournment for three weeks or six weeks, because a battle was pending in New South Wales at the time. Senator Oakes was equally willing to have an adjournment at that time, and he took it. However, that battle is over, and I am confident that Senator Oakes is so satisfied with the result that he does not want any more holidays like that. The second ballots are all over in New South Wales, and we are quite contented. I repeat that I do not wish to have any adjournment at this stage, and should like to see the Senate meet again next Wednesday.







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