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Thursday, 12 May 1921


Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) . -This is an amendment which I apposed when it was first submittedby Senator Earle . I think it would be interesting if we had a division on this proposed new sub-clause at this juncture, as the ringing of the bells would wake up some honorable senators who are at present out of the chamber sleeping, and who arenot attending to the business for which they are paid.

Senatorde Largie. - That is unfair; play the game.


Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I am referring to those honorable senators who arc out of thechamber, andprobably theringing of the division bells would bring them here.Iam strongly opposed to this amendment, and I donot know why it was proposed.


Senator Elliott - It is in the Defence Bill.


Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Yes ; and as. I may have sufficient support to have it deleted, I move-

That the amendmentbe amended by leaving out the words" or imprisonment for six months or both".







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