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Thursday, 2 November 1911

Senator MILLEN (New South Wales) . - The Minister states that there is one State which has come to an arrangement with the Commonwealth for a joint roll.

Senator Findley - Our roll will be compiled in our own way.

Senator MILLEN - Of course it will be compiled in our own way. I have not the slightest doubt the Minister intends that. I wish to point out that in previous Bills we strained a great many clauses for the express purpose of enabling us to meet the States, in order that a joint roll might be used for State and Commonwealth purposes. It is quite obvious that the introduction of this new element will not only destroy the arrangement made with Tasmania, but will render still more difficult the fulfilment of that hope which has been held out to us of at some time having a joint roll for the States and the Commonwealth.

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