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Friday, 8 July 1921

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

That before the word " Minister " the word " Prime " be inserted.

This amendment does not increase the powers of the Prime Minister's Department, but merely provides that the Board shall furnish their annual report to the Prime Minister, who is responsible for the administration of. the Act.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 21 agreed to.

Clause 22- (1.) The Firs t Division shall include all Permanent Heads of Departments and all Chief Officers of Departments. (2.) The Second Division shall include officers who, under Permanent Heads or Chief Officers, arerequired to exercise executive or professional functions in the more important offices of the Service, and whose offices the Governor-General, on the recommendation of the Board, directs to be included in that Division.

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