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Friday, 18 June 1926

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) . - I move -

That the Senate do now adjourn.

I take this opportunity of extending my congratulations to Senator Sir Thomas Glasgow upon his acceptance of the portfolio of Minister for Home and Territories, and of wishing him every success in his new sphere. I also take the opportunity of bidding an official farewell to Senator Sir Victor Wilson on his relinquishment of the position of Minister for Markets and Migration. I think I am voicing the opinion of every honorable senator when I say that we all regret that the vicissitudes of political warfare have necessitated, but only for a time I hope, his retirement from the Senate. During his term of office the honorable senator has had an opportunity of inaugurating a very important department of the Commonwealth activities, and of laying the foundation of work in connexion with markets and migration which will mean much to the future of Australia. I wish him success in the future, whether it be inside or outside Parliament. I feel sure that I can ask honorable senators on both sides of the Senate to extend to Sir Thomas Glasgow that courtesy and consideration which we who have been Ministers here for some time have always received at their hands.

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