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Friday, 8 July 1921


Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (VicePresident of the Executive Council) . - This is not a measure for delay. Rather it is a measure to make haste. The people have asked for reform in the matter of controlling the Public Service, and I believe that Parliament indorses that request. Now it is suggested that, because we cannot do the whole job in one day, or even in six or twelve months, we should hold every man up for two years before he can be classified and gazetted. It may take two years, ' or even- longer.


Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) -brockman. - The first ones classified will be due for a reclassification by that time.


Senator RUSSELL - Worse than that, in the meantime increments will be stopped. The Government do not want delay, and I urge the Committee to give us, an opportunity to bring this reform into operation at the earliest possible moment. I think the general principlewill act satisfactorily. '







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