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Thursday, 15 May 1924

Mr GREGORY (Swan) .- For several days the Bill has been debated, and last night an important division was taken on the second reading, the result of which shows that the majority of honorable members are in favour of the appointment of a Commission. With a few other honorable members on this side of the Chamber I was opposed to the appointment of a Commission, but I am now prepared to accept the decision to which the House has come.

Mr Charlton - The Chamber has not agreed to have three Commissioners.

Mr GREGORY - We are prepared to discuss that issue, but as it has already been decided, that there is to be a Commission we should not waste any further "time on that issue, but should try to carry out the wishes of the House and make the Bill as good a measure as possible.

Amendment negatived.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 6 - (1.) The Commission shall consist of three members who shall be appointed by the GovernorGeneral. (3.) The Chairman of the Commission, and any member of the Commission remunerated solely by way of salary, shall devote the whole of his time to the duties of his office.

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