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Thursday, 3 July 1941

The PRESIDENT (Senator the Hon J Cunningham (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - When the Leader of the Opposition (Senator Collings) has submitted his motion the point of order could be raised, should he not produce copies of the newspapers referred to.

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I ask for your ruling, Mr. President. Standing Order 427 provides -

Any senator complaining tothe Senate of a statement in a newspaper as a breach of privilege shall produce a copy of the paper containing the statement in question, and be prepared to give the name of the printer or publisher, and also submit a substantive motion declaring the person in question to have been guilty of contempt.

I submit that none of those requirements has been complied with.

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