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Thursday, 24 June 1915

Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (Assistant Minister) . - In moving -

That this Bill be now read afirst time,

Idesireto pointout that it does not provide for any new works.

The PRESIDENT -I point out to the Assistant Minister that he is not entitled to speak on the motion for the first reading of this Bill, which is not a measure relating to the ordinary annual services of the Government.

Senator Millen - Iwish to ask-

The PRESIDENT - Order! The honorable senator cannot discuss the motion for the firstreading. The Bill is notone which provides forthe ordinary annual services, and consequently it cannot be debated upon themotion for its firstreading,.

SenatorMillen. - I merely roseto ask whatBill was (being dealtwith.

The PRESIDENT - It is the Supply (Works and Buildings Bill. (Question 'resolved in the affirmative.

Billreada first time.

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