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Friday, 6 May 1921

Senator FOLL (Queensland) .- There is a good deal in the amendment moved by Senator Gardiner that should commend itself to honorable senators. The Department have officially recognised the fact that certain female relatives of men who have won a decoration may wear them, and a sister should be entitled to the same privilege.

Senator Cox - I move-

That the Committee do now divide.

The CHAIRMAN (Senator Bakhap -Order! The honorable senator is not in order in submitting such a motion when an honorable senator is addressing the Committee.

Senator FOLL - I regret that Senator Cox should have moved such a motion, because an Honorable senator who is not present is anxious to speak on this clause. I t is very unfair of the honorable senator, who regards himself as a champion of the' soldiers' interests, to endeavour to " gag " me in such a way.

SenatorCox.- I was trying tostop the abuse of soldiers.

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