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Friday, 8 July 1921

Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (VicePresident of the Executive Council) .- I move-

That after the word " year ", first occurring, the words " or as soon as practicable thereafter" be inserted. .

This amendment is to provide that the Board shall, in the month of August in each year, or as soon as practicable thereafter, forward to' the Governor-General a list of officers in the Service on the 30th June in that year. It is quite possible that unforeseen, circumstances, such as an Arbitration Court decision, may cause delay, and to insure the list being forwarded before the following year it can be submitted as soon after the month of August as is practicable.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 20- (1.) The Board shall furnish to the Minister at least once in each year, for presentation to the Parliament, a report on the condition and efficiency of the Public Service, and of the proceedings of the Board,

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