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Thursday, 21 July 1921


The CHAIRMAN (Senator Bakhap - As I ruled an amendment referring to the Bureau of Commerce and Industry out of order, I ask the Minister not to indulge in a discussion of its functions.


Senator RUSSELL - Senator Pratten proposes-- the strengthening of the proposed: Tariff Board, audi let me say/ that that course- may be very easily adopted later by the introduction of an amending- Bill, if k is- found- desirable. I do not think that, we should consider- a proposal to increase the number of members of the proposed Board until we know whether the organization, as- proposed in the Bill, will be effective or not.

Clause agreed to* . ; :* .

Clause 6 -

(   1 ) The Governor-General shall, as soon as conveniently practicable, appoint three persons to be members of the Board, and on the happening of any vacancy in the office of member .the Governor-General shall appoint a person to the vacant office.

(2)   One of the three persons to be so appointed shall be a person who holds an administrative office in the Department of Trade and Customs.







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