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Friday, 24 August 1923

Mr FENTON (Maribyrnong) . - One Bill follows so closely upon another at this stage of the session that it is absolutely impossible < for honorable members to keep pace with them. This Chamber is no longer a deliberative Assembly. The Government, in effect, say to their followers, " Ope', gape, swallow. We lead ; you follow." I do not know if the silencing method is applied in Caucus first, but apparently it is, and when supporters of the Government come into this Chamber they remain silent; they readily obey the command of the Minister in charge of the Bill.

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