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Thursday, 20 May 1915

Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (Assistant Minister) . - I endeavoured to give honorable senators the fullest possible information in connexion with this Bill. I had a map showing the territory exhibited in this chamber for two hours on Friday last. I regret that Senator Keating had not an opportunity of seeing it. I explained that it is considered necessary to acquire this land for the purposes of the port of the future Federal City. The Department thinks it is essential that the Commonwealth shall have this land, and its only regret is that the area is not about four times as large.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 4 to 6 agreed to.

Schedule, preamble, and title agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment; report adopted.

Standing and Sessional Orders suspended, and Bill read a third time.

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