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Thursday, 12 May 1921

Senator ELLIOTT (Victoria) . I move-

That clause 11 be recommitted for the fur ther consideration of proposed new section


This proposed new section slipped through while my attention was concentrated on proposed new section 21aa.

Senator Pearce - It did not slip through Committee. I drew attention to it, and the Committee was aware of the position. If the honorable senator was otherwise engaged the Committee was not.

Senator ELLIOTT - But it was stated at the time that I would have an opportunity of moving to recommit the Bill for the reconsideration of this proposed new section. My object is to draw attention to the preference which outside officers have over Australian officers. Section 14 of the Act provides that no person shall be appointed an officer--

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