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Wednesday, 28 March 1928


Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) [3.5] . - There is a general desire that our proceedings should terminate to-morrow in order that honorable senators from distant States may reach their homes before Easter, but the Government is anxious to pass a bill which has still to come to us from another place. I ask leave, therefore, to move -

That Standing Order 68 be suspended until the end of this month for the purpose of enabling new business to be commenced after half-past ten o'clock at night.

If the Bill reaches the Senate to-night the suspension of this Standing Order will enable it to be taken to a stage that will allow of its consideration to-morrow.

Leave granted.

Motion (by Senator Sir George Pearce) agreed to -

That Standing Order 68 be suspended until the end of this month for the purpose of enabling new business to be commenced after half-past ten o'clock at night:







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