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Wednesday, 21 July 1915

Mr FISHER - I have twice answered that question in the affirmative. This Parliament has not sovereign power to deal with the matter. Undoubtedly there are anomalies and difficulties and, I am afraid, mischief occasionally; but I hesitate to intervene unless the way of the Commonwealth Government appears perfectly clear. I shall be glad to communicate in a friendly way with the State Premiers so that we may have cooperative action for 'the protection of the public.

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