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Tuesday, 26 July 1921

Senator SENIOR (South Australia) . - I support the amendment because I believe that all that is required is provided in paragraph d of sub-clause 1. I have listened with interest to the remarks of honorable senators about the constitutional aspect of the provision. Apart from that, however, the Bill would be more workable if paragraph h were deleted. No one need be afraid of the loss of any power, seeing that paragraph d is inclusive of all that is necessary. I do not think that any section of the community should be held up as more sinful than another, and I cannot believe that the manufacturers are the only sinners in Australia. Therefore I shall support the elimination of this provision, by which we shall lose nothing and gain much.

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