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Tuesday, 1 July 1941

Senator J B HAYES (Tasmania) . - I congratulate you, Mr. President, on your election to your high office. I trust that honorable senators generally will exhibit towards you the same kindliness and consideration which they extended to me while I occupied the chair.

Honorable Senators. - Hear, hear!

Senator FRASER,(Western Australia) [3.40 | . - I also tender my congratulations to you, Mr. President. I am confident that you will treat honorable senators on both sides of the chamber impartially, and that in view of your knowledge of parliamentary procedure, and your experience as a. Minister of the Crown in the Parliament of "Western Australia, and as a member of both branches of the legislature of that State, you will carry out your duties most capably. It is most fitting, indeed, that your honorable parliamentary record should now be crowned by your election as President of the Senate.

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