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Wednesday, 22 August 1906

Mr KELLY (Wentworth) .- I think that the honorable member for Bass will see that he has done a very grave in justice to honorable members on this side of the Chamber. I scarcely think that he meant what he said.

Mr Storrer - I always say what I mean and mean what I say.

Mr KELLY - If the honorable member really meant what 'he said he is prepared to forego the greatest trust which his constituents have reposed in him, namely, the trusteeship of the public purse. They did <, not intend that any officer of our Departments should be allowed to do exactly as he might please in these matters without any scrutiny from him. Regarding the statement that we giving away secrets to the enemy and similar clap-trap, I do not think that any serious-minded individual will pay much attention to it.

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