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Friday, 4 November 1921


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Buzacott (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - I point out to the Minister that if Senator Thomas' proposal is agreed to, and the clause is struck out, no opportunity will be afforded him to move the amendments of which he has given notice; whilst, if the clause is amended as proposed by the Minister, Senator Thomas will later have an opportunity to vote against the amended clause.


Senator Russell - I can submit all my amendments, and Senator Thomas may then vote to have the clause as amended excised

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.Yes.


Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - If that course be adopted, we may occupy a couple of hours in discussing the amendments proposed by the Minister; and if the Committee then decides to accept my proposal, all the time occupied in making the amendments proposed by the Minister will be absolutely wasted. If my proposal is first decided, that can be avoided.


Senator Russell - But the honorable member's proposal is to delete the clause, and if that is carried, the amendments 1 wish to propose cannot he made.







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