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Thursday, 8 October 1936

Senator J V MACDONALD (QUEENSLAND) - Can the Leader of the Senate state whether Mr. S. M. Bruce, Australian High Commissioner in London as reported in the Sydney press yesterday, proposes to retire from that position before the expiration of his term of office, and if so, who is likely to be his successor? Is it not time that the Senate received some consideration in the appointment of the High Commissioner, thus affording an opportunity for the present Leader of the Senate, or some other representative of the Government in the Senate, to follow in the footsteps of Mr. Bruce along the Strand?

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - I am not quite clear as to when Mr. Bruce proposes to retire, and I have not seen any correspondence on the matter. L note the obvious desire imported into the question of the honorable senator to get rid of the Leader of the Senate.

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