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Thursday, 28 May 1942

Mr MORGAN (Reid) (5:10 AM) .- [f a State considers that the payment recommended by the commission is insufficient there is no provision for an appeal to the Treasurer against the recommendation. It seems to me that the words, " not exceeding the amount recommended by the Commonwealth Grants Commission " should be omitted from sub-clause 3. If the Treasurer is satisfied that the sum recommended by the commission is not sufficient, he should be able to make an increased amount available to the State, or the matter should be reviewed by a standing committee of this Parliament. The final decision should not rest with an outside body, such as the commission which is not answerable to the people.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 7 and 8 agreed to.

New clause 6a.

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