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Wednesday, 6 May 1936

Senator E B JOHNSTON (Western Australia) . - I move -

That the House of Representatives bo requested to make the duties, sub-item (b)

(   1 ) ad valorem - intermediate, 20 per cent., general, 20 per cent.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Badman - The committee has dealt with sub-items (a) and (b) and there now remain for consideration only sub-items (c) and (d).

Senator Collings - I rise, Mr. Chairman, to ask your guidance. Is the Senate to be detained any longer by an honorable senator who does not know what he wants, or what he is moving. Is anybody in charge of the committee proceedings? I am surprised that the Leader of the Senate does not take some action to preserve the dignity of the chamber, to ensure the smooth conduct of public business and put an end to this burlesque which has been going on all too long. I object to it, anyhow, and register my protest. Surely there is some procedure whereby we can be saved further indignity ?

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