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Thursday, 7 July 1921

Senator ELLIOTT (Victoria) . - I shall vote against the amendment, among other reasons for thosewhich have just been advanced by Senator Reid. The main object, in appointing the proposed (Board will be to secure the ablest men in the landin orderto bring about, the best possible and most economical management andadministration of -the Public Service. If theCommittee agrees that onemember of the Board shall be the elect of the Service, -the chief qualification of candidates for that post will concern their gifts of argument as special pleaders. That is not the type of man required. TheGovernment should be free to select men eitherfrom within or without the Service.

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