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Thursday, 24 June 1915

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister ofDefence) . - Imove -

That so much of the Standing and Sessional Orders be suspended as would preventthe Bill being passedthrough all its stageswithout delay.

I may say thattheobject of this(proposal is nottopass theBill throughall its stagesto-day,buthonorable senators know thestate ofthe business paper-

SenatorMillen. - What is the state ofit?

Senator PEARCE - If we do not pass this motionwemay get through onestage ofthe Bill,and thenhave to adjourn its consideration Whenitmightotherwisebe possible to put it throughanother stage. I can assure the Senate that there is no desire to rushthe measure through this Chamber.

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