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Friday, 8 July 1921

Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (VicePresident of the Executive Council) . - At present the Executive Council appoints heads of Departments, but it must not be assumed that the Government do not obtain a recommendation from the Public Service Commissioner.

Senator Senior - Such a recommendation should come from the Board to Cabinet.

Senator RUSSELL - And so it will.

Senator Senior - It does not so provide.

Senator RUSSELL - The practice is as I have said, and it is one that will be continued in the future.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment (by Senator Russell) proposed -

That the words "or Chief Officers" in "subclause (2) be left out.

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