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Wednesday, 20 May 1936

Senator LECKIE (Victoria) .- I do not wish to do the Minister an injustice, but it would appear that even minor amendments cannot be adopted without reference to some other authority. I am not particularly concerned, but it is somewhat unfair if that practice is to be adopted in connexion with other clauses. Surely amendments can be adopted without necessitating consultation with other authorities?

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Honorable senators can move whatever amendments they desire, but the Government does not wish to amend a measure which has received the close attention of the representatives of the Commonwealth and the States.

Amendment (by Senator A. J. McLachlan) agreed to -

That after the word " country ". second occurring, paragraph (q) the words "outside Australia " he inserted.

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