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Friday, 4 October 1912

Senator McGREGOR (South Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) . - Every one of us respects the opinions of so sympathetic a gentleman as Senator Walker, and I should be pleased to accede to his wishes if it were advisable. But there are many reasons why the Bill should pass in its present form. I can assure! Senator Walker, however, that if in the administration of this legislation it be found that it has a tendency to bring about the dire calamities indicated by those who oppose it, an amendment will have to be effected, and then I am sure the Government will be open to be convinced in the direction that Senator Walker indicates.

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