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Friday, 7 October 1927

Senator THOMPSON (Queensland) . - I have already explained why I do not propose to proceed with an amendment, but I omitted to mention the double-barrelled character of the select committee's recommendation. In addition to enrolment, it mentioned the great difficulty of migratory workers in having their names removed from the rolls when absent for one month from their places of residence. After examining all avenues and all suggestions for the removal of this difficulty, the committee came to the conclusion that the name of the voter should remain on the roll for three months. I am sorry that the Government has not agreed to make that provision in the bill.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 3 agreed to.

Clause 4. (Application for a postal vote certificate and postal ballot-paper.)

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