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Friday, 8 July 1921


Senator SENIOR (South Australia) . - Chief officers have been struck out from the First and Second Divisions. Goodness knows where they are to be included; possibly inthe Third or Fourth Division. All other officers are referred to, but chief officers have been excluded. Sub-clause 3 provides that the GovernorGeneral, on the recommendation of the Board, shall direct what officers are to be included in the Third Division. Are the Government to decide in which Division chief officers are to be placed? The implication is that the Board has nothing to do with the control or appointment of officers in the first and second Divisions. This Board of three wise men is not deemed fit to have supervision of the two senior Divisions, but it may be given some authority in respect of the third. What is the good of a Board whose powers are to be so: clipped ?







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