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Thursday, 17 March 1904

Mr SYDNEY SMITH (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I desire to ask the Minister for Home Affairs whether, in view of the irregularities which occurred in several of the electorates during the recent elections, and which caused considerable loss and inconvenience, not only to the candidates, but to the public generally, be will cause some inquiry to be made, and supersede such officers as are found to have been responsible forthe mistakes committed ?

Sir John Forrest - The honorable member's question is invery general terms.

Mr SYDNEY SMITH (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - What I wish to ask is whether, in the event of its being found that certain officers are responsible for the trouble which occurred, the Minister will cause them to be superseded before another election takes place?

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