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Wednesday, 30 June 1926

Senator THOMPSON (Queensland) . - Senator Payne is a shockingly bad tactician, as he has induced me to waste the time of the committee this afternoon. I do not think it fair to ask the committee to stultify itself by reversing the vote which it gave on this item when it was last under consideration. The honorable senator is now raising two obstacles, one of which is to ask the House of Representatives to reverse its decision, and the other is ihat we should support lower duties than we previously favoured. If his amendment were to ask the House of Representatives to reconsider our previous request, there would be an opportunity 'of carrying it. That is the only amendment 1 shall support.

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