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Friday, 6 August 1926

Senator GRANT (New South Wales) .- The Leader of the Senate (Senator Pearce) has not given us a reason for departing from the established custom of meeting at 3 o'clock on Wednesday in each week. The business that awaits our consideration at the present time is confined to the Estimates and budget-papers and one other measure.

Senator Ogden - It would not be necessary for the Senate to meet on Tuesday if the honorable senator did not talk so much.

Senator GRANT - I can assure the Leader of the Senate -that if it is decided to meet on Tuesday next, I shall in the meantime prepare a speech-

Senator Ogden - And I shall move that the honorable senator be no longer heard.

Senator GRANT - The honorable senator will not be able to do that. I shall prepare a speech dealing with the petrol duties, lt is unreasonable for the Leader of the Senate to ask us to meet on Tuesday. In the absence of any indicationof the business that he expects us to consider, I shall vote against the motion.

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