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Friday, 24 August 1923

Mr GROOM (Darling Downs Attorney General) . - I move -

That the amendments be agreed to. When the Bill was under consideration in Committee, an amendment submitted by, the honorable member for Fawkner (Mr, Maxwell) was adopted. The effect was to create in the Treasury a Trust' Account to be known as the "Advances to the States for the benefit of Settlers' Trust Account." Following upon that there should have been a consequential amendment in clause 4 by the elimination, of the words, " Advances to settlers," and in clause 5, dealing with advances to the Northern Territory which will be administered by the Board to be appointed, it is necessary to delete the word, "Administrator of the This is the effect of the amendments made by the Senate in the Bill.

Mr Charlton - The Bill now means that the advances will be made to the States and to the Northern Territory.

Mr GROOM - Yes; that is the effect of the second amendment.

Motion agreed to. Resolution reported; report adopted.

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