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Thursday, 9 November 1911

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister of Defence) . - The Leader of the Opposition has been somewhat facetious at the expense of the Government. But I do not think there is room for him to be facetious if he will look at the facts of the case. Up to the present the Government have not been authorized to spend a single penny in the Northern Territory. This vote, when it is agreed to, will empower us to incur expenditure there. But anybody who looks at the facts will recognise that very little money can be spent there before the close of the present financial year. However, when once the authority has been given to commence work there, it will probably be found that the vote upon next year's Estimates will be tenor twelve times the amount which appears upon these Estimates.

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