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Wednesday, 20 July 1904

Mr WATSON - I announced, when I outlined the Ministerial programme for the session that we purposed doing something in that connexion as soon as particulars were available. My honorable colleague, the Minister of Home Affairs, has already taken preliminary steps in all the States, and in some of them, including New South Wales, arrangements have been completed for there-collection of the rolls for Federal purposes.

Mr Batchelor - The whole work is nearly finished

Mr WATSON - As soon as the necessary particulars are available the Government will take steps for -aredistribution of the electorates, if, as we anticipate, the rolls show that such a course is neccesary.

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