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Wednesday, 27 May 1914
Page: 1478

Senator RAE (New South Wales) . - I think it is due to the Senate that the Government should inform us why they have adjourned the debate on tile Address-in-Reply at this hour. It appears to me to amount to discourtesy to call us here to-day and then adjourn the debate on the AddressinReply when only three speeches have been made. When a Government who have expressed themselves as so anxious to get to the country, and to do other heroic things, asks the Senate to adjourn so early in the evening, we are entitled to know their reason for doing so.

Senator Lt Colonel Sir Albert Gould - This is not the first occasion on which it has been done during the same debate.

Senator RAE - It is not the first, but it ought to be the last.

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