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Friday, 16 July 1926


Senator NEEDHAM (Western Australia) . - I do not offer any objection to, but I regret the necessity for, the suspension of the Standing Orders. If the bill had been presented to the Senate earlier it could have been passed in the ordinary way. I deprecate this practice of moving for the suspension of the Standing Orders to expedite the passage of bills.


Senator Pearce - If the honorable senator has any objection, I shall ask leave to withdraw the motion.


Senator NEEDHAM - I do not intend to divide the Senate on the motion. I am merely putting it to the Minister that these bills should come to us in sufficient time to allow of the ordinary procedure being followed. Almost every second week during the present session we have been asked to suspend the Standing Orders to allow measures to pass all stages without delay.

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