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Thursday, 17 June 1926

Senator FOLL (Queensland) . - I do not think that honorable senators will raise any objection to an extra sitting day, but I suggest that when the Senate ia sitting four days a week it might meet at 11 o'clock in the morning on Thursday as well as Friday. Those who live in other States have to "Mci their heels" about the city of Melbourne until the Senate meets in the afternoon. Of course, I realize that Ministers must have time to attend to their departments, but if my suggestion were adopted' I think it. would expedite, business, especially when we are dealing with important legislation like this, which needs, not only careful consideration, but also a speedy passage. Other honorable senators who do not reside in Melbourne agree with me in 'this regard.

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