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Wednesday, 2 November 1921


Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) . - I have no objection to the motion; but I should like to know what is the Minister's idea in postponing this clause.


Senator Russell - Because these clauses are related.


Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I should like to know in what way these clauses are related. It is true that clause 39 provides that under certain conditions there need be no examination, but I am one of those who think that we should be very careful about granting powers to the Government to permit of persons being admitted to the Public Service without examination.


Senator Russell - Clause 39 is limited to the fourth division. That is what the honorable member's fight was about.

SenatorFoster. - What sort of an examination would be set for a man who was to be employed in making mail bags ?


Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - That is what I want to know. The fourth division includes a very large number of persons.







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