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Tuesday, 26 July 1904

Debate resumed from 20th July (vide page 3450), on motion by Mr. Watson-

That this Bill be now read a second time.

Upon which Mr. Wilson had moved, by way of amendment -

That all the words after "That" be omitted with a view to insert in lieu thereof the following words : - "in the opinion of this House it is inexpedient that a selection of the site for the Federal Capital be proceeded with at the present time, and that with a view to securing greater freedom of choice in the future, steps should be taken to alter the Constitution by striking out the words ' and be distant not less than one hundred miles from Sydney ' in the125th section of the Constitution, and to add the words or Sydney ' after ' Melbourne ' in the same section."

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