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Wednesday, 14 December 1927

Senator NEEDHAM (Western Australia) . - I suppose the Government will be very glad when it sees the last of this bill, because on two occasions it has had to back down. In the first place, it determined that the savings bank should be separated from the general bank, but had to retrace its steps. It is now submitting a proposal under which the savings bank commissioners can not be appointed until Parliament approves. The amendment is not necessary, as I do not think the Government intends to appoint a commission. The amendment is now submitted to enable the Government to beat a dignified retreat from its unfortunate position. I support the amendment.

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