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Thursday, 23 June 1904

Mr KELLY (Wentworth) - It is hardly fair to say that the views expressed by the honorable member for Echuca are shared by all honorable members. I am not in a -' position to accept his proposition, although I might be prepared to consider it. There have been varied expressions of opinion as to the advisableness of excising two paragraphs of the clause, which, in the opinion of the Prime Minister and others, constitute the crux of the Bill. It is only fair that we should have an opportunity to consider the very able arguments put forward by the honorable and learned member for Indi and others, who have spoken in favour of the Government proposal, and therefore I hope that the Prime Minister will consent to report progress.

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