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Wednesday, 27 July 1921

Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (VicePresident of the Executive Council) . - In conformity with a promise which wasmade during the debate to impose a limitation upon the operation of the Bill, I move -

That the following new clause be inserted : - " 37. This Act shall continue in- force for a period of two years 'and no longer."

SenatorPratten. - That means two years from the date upon which it receives theGovernor-General's assent.

SenatorRUSSELL.- Yes.Some honorablesenatorshaveadvocated fixingthe (period at eighteenmonths, -but I Slink -that the measureshouldbe given areasonable trial, and that two years is a reasonable rperiod.

Proposed new clause agreed to.

Postponed clause 19 (Power to send for witnesses and documents) .

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