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Tuesday, 17 November 1964

Senator COHEN (Victoria) .- I move -

That the Senate, at its rising, adjourn till 3.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 18th November 1964.

Senator Anderson - I rise to a point of order. The subject matter proposed for discussion relates to the Senate election in Western Australia. I respectfully direct your attention, Sir, to the Constitution of the Commonwealth. I refer to Part II - The Senate, section 9. The second paragraph reads -

The Parliament of each State may make laws for determining the times and places of elections of senators for the State.

I suggest that it is not competent for the Senate to move and debate resolutions on a question which constitutionally comes within the province of a State Parliament and not of the Commonwealth Parliament.

Senator Cohen - Mr. President-

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