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Thursday, 24 June 1937


Senator J V MACDONALD (QUEENSLAND) - Can the Leader of the Senate say whether, in the event of the Commonwealth and the States agreeing to pass the necessary legislation, a 40-hour week can be established in Australia?


Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - It is not usual to give legal advice in reply to questions.


Senator J V MACDONALD (QUEENSLAND) - Was not the Loan Council created by agreement between the States and the Commonwealth that theirborrowing powers were to be handed over to the council?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.As the honorable senator well knows, the Loan Council was constituted by an amendment of the Federal Constitution.







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