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Wednesday, 4 May 1932

The CHAIRMAN - The honorable member seems to be straying away from the matter under discussion, and I ask him to keep to the clause.

Mr JAMES - It is now proposed to give power to the Commonwealth Treasurer to deal with such deposits as he thinks fit. If the deposits happen to belong to a trade union, is it likely that the Treasurer would release them? I do not think so. We know how the Assistant Treasurer (Mr. Bruce), at any rate, feels towards trade unions. I am opposed to this clause, because it seeks to place too much power in the hands of the Treasurer.

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