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Friday, 8 July 1921


Senator KEATING (Tasmania) .- I am a little -surprised that the Minister (Senator Russell) has not seen his way clear to accept the amendment, or, at any rate, to. treat it sympathetically. The procedure laid down in the clause ,is,--.in effect, that when any difference arises between the Board' and the permanent head the matter must be referred to the Minister; and, that if a difference then occurs between the Board and the Minister, it must be taken before Parliament.


Senator Pearce - And then; the honorable senator stops short of the interesting part!


Senator KEATING - The matter is reported to Parliament.


Senator Pearce - And what has the Minister to do then?


Senator KEATING - The implication is that it will be for Parliament to decide upon the difference of opinion.







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