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Tuesday, 10 June 1902

Mr WILKS (Dalley) - The honorable and learned member for Bendigo has expressed a hope that the legislation which it is proposed to enact will not be a failure. Upon all occasions I listen to him with a very great deal of interest. But it is a remarkable fact that the attitude adopted b}' the honorable and learned member in February last, when Division VIA. of the Tariff wai under discussion, is diametrically opposed to that which he has taken up this evening. I am indeed pleased that he is a brand plucked from the burning. Upon the occasion referred to the honorable and learned member said -

I do not see what advantage is to be gained by postponing the consideration of this item. 1 hope that the scheme embodied in this Bill will be curried, because I heartily approve of it.

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