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Thursday, 27 March 1941


Senator McLEAY (South Australia) (Postmaster-General) . - This clause has been considered carefully. If it became necessary for an instruction to be issued by the Government to the chairmanofthecommission,theMinister would be able to communicate with him by telephone, and inform him as to the action the Executive Council proposed to take. That, I think, would meet the needs of the situation. No doubt the commission would act promptly in such circumstances. If members of the commission failed to observe such an instruction, when the time came for their re-appointment they might find themselves displaced.

Question put -

That the words proposed to be insertedbe inserted (Senator Collings's amendment).







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