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Thursday, 17 September 1936


The PRESIDENT - Will the honorable senator be satisfied if the PostmasterGeneral signifies his acceptance of the amended motion ?


Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - It would then be in conflict with Standing Order 366. The honorable senator should speak to the motion on the notice-paper and later the Senate can decide whether it will allow it to be presented in the form of an address.


Senator Dein - As a layman, I hesitate to participate in this debate, but I do not think that the word " resolution " appears in the motion.


Senator Hardy - Yes, at the end.


Senator Dein - That does not alter the position. Whether it is called an address or a resolution, the forwarding of it to His Majesty will constitute it an address. I no not agree with the contention of the Postmaster-General that a further motion is necessary. If the Senate carries the motion the message will go to His Majesty as an address, and not as a resolution.


The PRESIDENT - If the PostmasterGeneral is agreeable, Senator Abbott may submit the motion of which he has given notice. The position can be reconsidered later.







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