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Thursday, 16 November 1911

Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honorary Minister) . - The retention of the word '"and" is considered necessary in this clause. I cannot read the provision in the same light" as the Leader of the Opposition. The clause is designed to give the Commonwealth Electoral Officer power to remove a name from a roll, provided that it appears on more than one roll.

Senator Millen - How can it get there?

Senator FINDLEY - We discussed that matter fully, and, I trust, to the satisfaction of most honorable senators, when the Bill was last under consideration.

Senator Vardon - But the Government did not tell us of what the proof consists that a person has ceased to be qualified for enrolment.

Senator FINDLEY - I am not going over that ground again.

Senator Millen - We have never debated the point which is involved in this clause.

Senator FINDLEY - The Committee discussed it, and the honorable senator himself took part in the discussion.

Senator Millen - Not in any debate upon the point which I have just raised.

Senator FINDLEY - No, but in a discussion of the point which was mentioned by Senator Vardon.

Senator St Ledger - Is not the first part of the clause sufficient in itself ?

Senator FINDLEY - In the opinion of those who are more competent to judge than I am, it is not. This Bill, like every other measure, has been intrusted to expert draftsmen, and they are of the opinion that the clause as printed should be accepted by the Committee.

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