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Thursday, 1 October 1936

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) . - Since the third reading of the Wool Tax Assessment bill was made an order of the day for the next day of sitting, I have been informed that it is urgently necessary, for the purpose- of making some regulations Under the measure, for the third reading to be taken this afternoon. Neither my Leader nor I was apprised of this fact until about half an hour ago. I therefore ask the Senate to support a motion which I intend to move to enable me, 'at a later stage, to move the third reading of the bill. I now move -

That so much of Standing Order 134 be suspended as would prevent the moving of a motion for the rescission of the order made by the Senate this day in connexion with the date for the third reading of the Wool Tax Assessment Bill (No. 2) 1936.

I move this motion with some reluctance, but I am assured that, unless the third reading of the hill is carried to-day, considerable inconvenience will be caused to the department which desires early next week to promulgate regulations under the measure.

Question resolved in the affirmative by' an absolute majority of the members of the Senate without any dissentient voice.

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