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Friday, 24 August 1923

Mr CHARLTON (Hunter) . - I regret that, as this Bill amends several Acts, the Treasurer has not followed the practice adopted in connexion with other amending Bills, and provided us with printed copies showing the effect on the Act of the proposed amendments. las is impossible! for honorable, members to-' know, exactly what the various clauses' really mean..

Dr Earle Page - Practically the whole of: the' amendments deal simply with: sums of money and in a sense are selfexplanatory.

Mr CHARLTON - lt would, have been much better if the sections proposed to be amended had1 been set out in a memorandum so, that, if necessary,., amendments could, have been submitted intelligently.

Clause agreed to.

Clause- 2-

THU' Act shall' commence on a date to , be fixed by proclamation.

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