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Friday, 8 July 1921

Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (VicePresident of the Executive Council) . - I trust that the amendment will not be accepted, because the principle for which the honorable senator is contending has already been embodied in the Bill. The clause itself sets out that " the salary of the officer shall be notified in the Gazette." I take it that in gazetting the new classification, every Department will be treated as a section. Obviously ' the Board cannot start upon the work of classifying all Departments simultaneously. When they have completed their work in one section the results of that work will be gazetted. It would be foolish to defer gazetting the new classification until" the 30,000th man in the Service had been classified. As classification is compulsory, there is no need for the second part of the honorable senator's amendment.

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