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Tuesday, 11 October 1921


Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Repatriation) . -(By leave.)- I have pleasure, which I have no doubt will be shared by this Chamber, in informing the Senate that the Government have decided to nominate a delegate to the Washington Disarmament Conference. The opportunity for making that nomination arose inconsequence of a cabled invitation from the imperial authorities expressing their willingness and desire that Australia should be included in the' British Delegation. The Government responded in the affirmative, and have nominated Senator Pearce for that very responsible and, if I may say so, very privileged mission. Senator Pearce will be leaving Australia by his boat to-morrow, and a little later I shall ask the co-operation of honorable senators in suggesting that Mr. President should leave the chair for a sufficient period to enable such members of the Senate as may wish to do so to bid Senator Pearce farewell, and wish him a successful issue to his mission.

Honorable Senators. - Hear, hear !







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