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Wednesday, 30 June 1937

The CHAIRMAN - The honorable senator must be aware that the salary of the Director-General of Posts and Telegraphs can have nothing to do with the salaries of officers of the Pensions Department.

Senator ARKINS - I was simply citing it by way -of comparison.

The CHAIRMAN - The honorable senator is definitely out of order. He must discuss the item before the Chair.

Senator ARKINS - The trouble is that I do not come from Tasmania.

The CHAIRMAN - Order ! That remark is offensive to the Chair and must be -withdrawn.

Senator ARKINS - I withdraw it. The officers of the Pensions Department are called upon to perform very arduous duties, and the circumstances referred to by the Leader of the Opposition merit careful consideration.

Sitting suspended from 12.45 to 2.15 p.m.

Proposed vote agreed to.

Proposed vote,Attorney-General's Department, £32,520, agreed to.

Department of the Interior.

Proposed vote,£73,750.

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