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Friday, 4 November 1921

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I have no desire that the Senate should adjourn earlier than usual; but I understand that some honorable senators, perhaps more distinguished than myself, may desire an early adjournment.

Senator Russell - I understand that the Minister for Repatriation will be here before the luncheon adjournment.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 49 agreed to.

Clause 50 -

(2)   No officer shall refuse compliance with an order of the Board directing his removal from one position to another of equal or higher status. Disregard or disobedience of any such order shall be deemed to be a breach of the provisions of this Act.

Amendment (by Senator Russell) agreed to -

That after the word " Board " the words " Chief Officer or Permanent Head" be inserted..

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 51 consequentially amended and agreed to.

Clause 52 -

(2)   Appointments to any position of Permanent Head may be made by the GovernorGeneral without reference to the Board.

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