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Wednesday, 17 December 1941

Senator GIBSON (Victoria) .- The Government has introduced a new procedure for making known the measures which it intends to bring before this Parliament. The first indication which honorable senators obtained that this bill was to be introduced was in reports in the press. Out of courtesy to members of this chamber and of the House of Representatives, such announcements should first he made in this Parliament. Previous governments followed that practice, and

I sincerely hope that in future this Government will first make announcements of this kind, not in the press, but in Parliament.

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