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Friday, 26 June 1914

Senator TURLEY (Queensland) . - It is, to say the least, singular that, although the Lighthouses Act was passed three years ago, it has not yet been proclaimed. Every State, I am sure, is anxious that the lighthouses should be taken over by the Commonwealth. Quite recently a wreck occurred on the Queensland coast, and the State Government, deeming it necessary to undertake certain work in order to prevent the recurrence of such a calamity at the point in question, asked the Federal authorities whether that which it proposed to do would fit in with the future plans of the Commonwealth Department. It is singular that we should be asked to vote money in connexion with legislation which is not yet in force.

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