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Wednesday, 13 May 1936

Senator ARKINS - The Labour party did not receive much support for that pronouncement

Senator COLLINGS - That is only the story of yesterday; to-morrow has to come. The Opposition believes that this continual hacking into Australian industry by the Government will provide one of the most effective levers for its removal from the Treasury benches.

I could quote at length from the opinions of eminent counsel, who have been asked to express their views upon the sanctity of the Ottawa agreement, and whether the action of the House of Representatives is a violation of it. Honorable senators are familiar with the statements of those legal gentlemen. But the Opposition recognizes no question of morality or immorality, honour or dishonour in respect of any agreement of which we do not approve.

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