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Wednesday, 1 October 1958

Mr CALWELL (Melbourne) .- The Opposition offers no objection to the motion. We need to see this document ourselves in printed form, and so does the very large clientele of this very efficient organization. May I suggest to the Minister that again he might give consideration to the question of the late presentation of reports to the Parliament just as the session is concluding. There seems to us to be no reason why this document could not have been presented earlier so that there could have been a debate on it if honorable members so desired.

To-day, we are faced with the position that if we adjourn the debate on the matter it may be some time before the document is printed. We want to facilitate the printing of the document but, at the same time, we hope that some action will be taken to safeguard the rights of members of this Parliament to debate any document which is presented for printing and distribution.

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