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Thursday, 19 May 1904

1.   That, in view of the unsatisfactory manner in which the last general elections were conducted throughout the Commonwealth, a Select Committee be appointed to investigate and report upon the administration of the Commonwealth Electoral Act, and to report results of such investigation to this House.

2.   That such Select Committee consist of Mr. Batchelor, Mr. Fowler, Mr.Groom,Mr. Mauger, Mr. McCay, Mr. McDonald, Mr. Poynton, Mr. Sydney Smith, Mr. Storrer, Mr. McLean, Sir William Lyne, Mr. Cameron, Mr. Kelly, and the mover.

3.   That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records; and that four be the quorum of such Committee.

Motion (by Mr. Brown) agreed to -

That the Committee do report this day month.

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