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Friday, 8 July 1921

Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (Vice. President of the Executive Council) . - The honorable senator misunderstands the position. The , words "chief officers" are being left out because, otherwise, all chief officers would be embraced here. A chief officer may be, in some branches, and in some places, chief over only a very small realm of authority. Certain positions of a character to which chief officers are appointed may be created by the Board.; and it i6 pro-, videdthat, upon the recommendation of the Board, the Governor-General in Council may confirm those appointments.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 23 - (4.) The Chairman of the Board anc! the Auditor-General shall severally have all the powers of a Permanent' Head under the provisions of this Act, so far as relates to the branches of the Service respectively under their direct control.

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