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Tuesday, 26 July 1921

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - I remind Senator Thomas that he is not discussing clause 8. The honorable senator may bring forward his present argument on clause 9.

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - By then the question of remuneration will have been settled.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.Only the remuneration of the Board is under consideration.

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Surely, if I am asked whether the remuneration of the Board is to be £5 5s. per sitting, or £1,250 a year, I am entitled to know what work the Board will have to do. The work to be done has some relation to the question of remuneration.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.The honorable senator may make an indirect reference to clause 15, but' must not deal with it particularly..

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I have been speaking for not more than 'three or four minutes, and, seeing that I have been " pulled up " two or three times, I have not had time to make more than an " indirect reference " to clause 15. I wish to know to what extent a private citizen can bring the . Board into action.

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