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Friday, 19 August 1921

The PRESIDENT (Senator the Hon T Givens (QUEENSLAND) - The motion moved by the Minister for Repatriation (Senator E. D. Millen), as Leader of the House, and adopted by the Senate, when this measure was first introduced, suspended so much of the Standing and Sessional Orders as would prevent the Bill which has been under consideration 'by the Committee, passing through all stages without delay. Under a sessional order, at 4 o'clock on Friday, the question must automatically be put, but if that were done now it would necessarily delay the passage of the Bill. I do not think it could be held otherwise. Undoubtedly that sessional order was suspended, because if it were not, the passage of the Bill might be delayed. Supposing it were the closing day for considering the measure, and the Minister in charge of it desired it to be considered for another hour or two, this sessional order, unless suspended, might prevent this further consideration, and thus delay the passage of the Bill. I therefore sustain the point of order taken by the Minister for Repatriation (Senator E. D. Millen).

The Senate having again resolved itself into Committee, progress was reported,.

Senator Gardiner - I direct attention to the state of the Senate. There is not a quorum present. [Quorumformed.]

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