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Thursday, 1 September 1921

Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Repatriation) . - I think that Senator Gardiner has answered himself, because the request he proposes does not square with his declaration. He professes to desire that our laws shall apply equally to the GovernorGeneral and every other member of the community, but the honorable senator does not propose that. He leaves, out of his request articles required by the GovernorGeneral, apart from wines and spirituous liquors. The honorable senator isĀ» permitting the inequality of which he complains to remain. The GovernorGeneral, under his request, could obtain other things, apart from wines and spirituous liquors, under conditions which cannot be taken 'advantage of by the average citizen. Is it worth while to say that the Governor-General may obtain some things free of duty but must pay duty on other things?

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