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Thursday, 10 June 1915

Mr KING O'MALLEY (Darwin) . - It is very plain that there is little gratitude in the public life of the world. Many years ago a famous lawyer named Holman, in America, gave up his practice, as Sir George Reid did, and went into Congress, where, by his efforts and watchfulness over the finance-, he earned the title of the "watch-dog of the Treasury." The day came, however, for his annihilation by a younger man; and at the declaration of the poll, paraphrasing Cardinal Wolsey, he said, " Had I served my family half as faithfully as I have served my country, I should not now be turned out to starve." The life of a public man is the most ungrateful life of all. Reforms and change come; and, unless you are a "rubber stamp," you get the " toe."

Mr MASSY-GREENE (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The honorable member has a fellow feeling?

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