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Thursday, 27 May 1915


Senator GRANT (New South Wales) . - I wish at once to clear up a misunderstanding as a result of the statement made by Senator Russell. The Minister appealed to the Senate to reject the motion because the matter has to be referred to the Public Works Committee. Now, as a matter of fact, the Public Works Committee have not this particular question before them at all. In another place the Minister of Home Affairs has on the notice-paper the following motion : -

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Commonwealth Public Works Committee Act 1913-1914, the following works be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for their report thereon, viz. : -

City railway, and dams for ornamental waters incident to the schematic plan of Canberra prepared by Mr. Griffin, and dated 20th March, 1915.

Honorable senators will therefore see that it is intended only to refer to the Committee the question of the city railway, and dams for ornamental waters.







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