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Friday, 8 July 1921

Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (VicePresident of the Executive Council) . - I move -

That after the word "order" in sub-clause (3) the words "in writing." be inserted.

This amendment provides that if the permanent head of a Department reports against an officer receiving an annual increment, he shall submit a report in writing concerning the offence with which the officer is charged.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments (by Senator Russell) agreed to: -

That, after the word "increment" (first occurring) in sub-clause (3) the following words be added: - " for such time as the permanent head considers justified."

That the words " Chief Officer " in subclause (5) be left out , with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words" Permanent Head."

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 30 consequentially amended and agreed to.

Amendment (by Senator Russell) agreed to: -

That the 'words descriptive of Division (4), " Examination- and Appointment of Officers," be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words " Entrance Examinations and Appointments.''

Clause 31 (Admission to Commonwealth Service).

Amendment (by Senator Russell) agreed to: -

That the following sub-clause be added: - "(2.)The Governor-General may from' time to time, on the recommendation of the Board, appoint such examiners as are necessary for the conduct of the prescribed examinations, and may at any time remove any examiners so appointed."

Clause . also verbally amended and agreed to.

Clause 32 (Examinations for Commonwealth Service).

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