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Thursday, 3 November 1921

Senator DE LARGIE (Western Australia) . - There is no likelihood . of undesirable men , getting into the Commonwealth Public Service. The Board provides as good a safeguard as onecan wish. We must make the Service elastic to some extent, or otherwise . divide itinto watertight compartments. The Board will comprise responsible men, and the clause meets a grievance that has existed altogether too long. We have Been instances of men remaining in one Department . while other officers not comparable with them in ability have obtained promotion. "The power proposed to be given to the Board isveryreasonable, and it should be willingly extended.

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