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Friday, 23 September 1904


Mr FULLER (Illawarra) - I had no idea that the attack upon the Government would fall so flat at this early stage of the debate. If that attack is to terminate with what has been said by members of the Opposition who have already addressed the House, it is one of the lamest that has ever been levelled against any Administration. Even the supporters of the honorable member for Bland have acknowledged that his speech was absolutely without vim- and force. It has been urged that inasmuch as the honorable and learned member for Northern Melbourne, and the honorable and learned member for West Sydney - two exMinisters - had spoken, Ministers should have replied. But I would point out that there was nothing in their indictment for Ministers to reply to.


Mr Watkins - Or defend?







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