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Monday, 21 March 1927

Senator KINGSMILL (Western Australia) .- I move-

That the bill be recommitted for the consideration of a proposed new clause 6a.

I apologize for having to take this action ; it has been rendered necessary by the irregular progress which was made in the debate. Whilst Senator Payne was delivering a very impassioned and, I feel sure, effective reply to a lot of irrelevant remarks that had been made by a member of the Opposition, I left the chamber for a few minutes in the belief that, in all human probability, he would continue for at least half an hour. To mydismay, when I returned to the chamber I found the committee considering clause 7. I therefore could not move for the insertion of a new clause to, follow clause 6. I trust that the Leader of the Senate will agree to the recommital of the bill.

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