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Wednesday, 4 December 1935

The CHAIRMAN - That is not my responsibility. The proposed section refers to " a member of the forces." What is proposed to be inserted is a provision relating to a widow, who is certainly not a member of the forces. For that reason I cannot accept the amendment.

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Although I oppose this amendment. I consider that an appropriate place for it, if the honorable senator is determined to move it, is in section 45ae, line 35, after the words " children of members of the forces." However, I ask the honorable senator not to press the amendment, because the Government cannot possibly accept it. I desire that the bill should be passed in its present form.

SenatorCollings. - I realize that the place indicated by the Minister would be more appropriate for the insertion of my amendment, but, in view of his declaration that the Government is not prepared to accept it, I shall not proceed with it. . However, I and other members of the Labour party will continue our agitation for this amendment with such vigor as will ultimately ensure success.

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