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Thursday, 19 November 1914

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister of Defence) . - Leave has already been given to introduce the Bill to which the honorable senator refers. It has been drafted; but certain defects were discovered, and it was referred back for minor alterations. I hope to have it ready by Wednesday next.

Senator Bakhap - Does the Minister* purpose pushing the . Arbitration Bill through to-morrow?

Senator PEARCE - It depends on when it reaches the Senate. I shall endeavour to give honorable senators as much opportunity for discussion as possible; but the Bill is somewhat urgent.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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