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Thursday, 21 July 1921

The CHAIRMAN (Senator Bakhap -I" ask the Minister not to discuss matters connected with the Defence Bill. He may make only a passing allusion to the interjection.

Senator PEARCE - I did not intend to do any more. The amendment, in my opinion, is the first attempt made to introduce a pernicious and iniquitous American system, which I hope, for the sake of parliamentary government- in Australia, will never be tolerated here.

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