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Wednesday, 17 September 1958
Page: 1316

Mr DOWNER (Angas) (Minister for Immigration) . - in reply - May I say that I very much appreciate the extremely generous words of my friend, the honorable member for Chisholm (Sir Wilfrid Kent Hughes)? This has not been an easy bill to consider. It is an extremely long measure, but I hope that, as honorable members have been in agreement with its main provisions, it will be given a fair trial to see how it works in practice.

I should like to take this opportunity to express my very warm appreciation to my friend across the table, the honorable member for Bendigo (Mr. Clarey), on the way in which he has co-operated in the passage of the amendments and generally displayed his well-known sympathetic attitude towards immigration. We all remember, of course, that the honorable member for Bendigo is a distinguished member of the Commonwealth Immigration Advisory Council, and so has these matters very much at heart.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a third time.

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