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Wednesday, 30 May 1928

Mr FENTON (Maribyrnong) . - The provision for postal voting waa first embodied in the Electoral Act, then repealed, and later re-inserted. The postal-voting system must be surrounded by all possible restrictions, as votes recorded in this way can easily be manipulated. The honorable member for Maranoa (Mr. Hunter), and the honorable member for Kalgoorlie (Mr. Green), have directed attention to the inconvenience experienced by electors in the outback portions of Australia ; but it must be remembered that whatever system is in operation there are always some who are deprived of the opportunity to record their votes. That disability will always exist unless the period in which they are allowed to vote is extended.

Mr McGrath - That would he serious.

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