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Thursday, 1 December 1927


Senator GRANT (New South Wales) . - I cannot refrain from expressing amazement at the language used by the Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Pearce)-, in regard to one of the parties to the dispute. I am sure that the right honorable gentleman knows that he could, with greater accuracy, have levelled a similar charge against the shipowners. I do not wish to burke discussion on this subject but I strongly protest against the language used by the Minister. It reminds me of an utterance in this chamber quite recently, when an honorable senator urged the Government to immediately exercise force in order to bring the dispute to an end.


Senator Payne - What nonsense.


Senator GRANT - That was the language used by Senator Ogden.

The PRESIDENT (Senator the Hon. Sir John Newlands). - Order! The honorable senator must confine his remarks to the question before the Chair.


Senator GRANT - I wish to say in conclusion that I welcome a discussion on the motion the Minister proposes to move, as I am anxious to know what the Government intends to do to bring the dispute to a satisfactory termination.

Question put.







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