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Friday, 17 November 1911

Senator McGREGOR (South Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) - -Iwishto inform the Committee that the Government have considered the progress which we are making upon this Bill. We have come to the conclusion that if we reach clause 17 this afternoon it would be desirable to postpone it, as it contains debatable matter. If that clause be reached we shall be prepared to report progress at the usual time. But if we do not make as much progress as we think desirable, I shall not be responsible for the course which we shall deem it necessary to pursue.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 16 agreed to.

Clause 17 postponed.

Clauses 18 and 19 agreed to.

Clause 20 (Amendment of section 147).

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