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Friday, 4 November 1921


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN ( Senator Buzacott (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - After the clause has been amended, it will be put to the Committee, and the honorable senator may vote to reject it.

Amendments (by Senator Russell) agreed to -

That after the words "by the," line 3, the words " transfer or " be inserted.

That the words "Chief Officer," line 4, be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words " Permanent Head."

That after the word "Act," line 5, the words "transfer or" be inserted.

Amendment (by Senator Russell) proposed -

That in sub-clause 2 the words "Chief Officer " be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words " Permanent Head."

Senator THOMAS(New South Wales) [11.451. - I have no objection to the amendment submitted by the Minister (Senator Russell); but we appear to be spending a tremendous amount of time in formally agreeing to amendments which are being submitted by the Government.


Senator Russell - There have been a number of conferences with the Acting Public Service Commissioner and representatives of the Public Service, and, as a result of the decisions arrived at at these gatherings, many of these amendments have been considered necessary.

Amendment agreed to.

Consequential amendments agreed to.

Amendment (by Senator Russell) proposed -

That the proviso to sub-clause (8) be left out.







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