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Tuesday, 26 July 1921

Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (VicePresident of the Executive Council) . - I would point out to Senator Duncan that the arrangement sanctioned in the clause will relieve the Minister of an enormous amount of work in the making of inquiries, and_ that he will still have the ultimate voice in determining wEat shall be done.

Senator Duncan - The amendment would not take from: him the right to refer any matter to the Board.

Senator RUSSELL - The present Minister for Trade and Customs (Mr. Greene), as the result of his experience in the Department, wishes that these matters shall be referred to the Board.

Amendment negatived.

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