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Wednesday, 23 November 1921

Debate resumed from 3rd November (vide page 12395), on motion by Senator Bakhap -

(1)   That the Senate of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia notes with warm appreciation the action of the Govern ment of the United States of America in convening a Conference at Washington to discuss the question of International Disarmament and the problems affecting nations with territories which bound or are included in thewaters of the Pacific Ocean, and expresses the most fraternal feelings towards the President, Congress, and people of the United States, and full friendship for all nations which are to be represented at the Conference.

(2)   That, while observing that representation at the Conference as a deliberative entity has not been accorded to the Australian Commonwealth, the Senate declares' its keen 'and full consciousness of the fact that the interest of Australia in the questions to be discussed at the Conference, particularly those affecting lands south of the Equator, is not inferior in degree and importance to that of any nation which will be represented by a special delegation.

(3)   That the Senate will carefully consider the results of the deliberations at the Conference, and, if it deems any action indicated by the participants at the Conference as conducive to the attainment of the great objectives of world peace and more friendly International intercourse, will accord its full support.

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