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Wednesday, 3 July 1901
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Senator McGREGOR (South Australia) - Senator Ewing is unnecessarily alarmed. I do not think he understands yet the effect of the amendment which has been passed. I think those senators who so bitterly opposed it, and made

Such a gallant fight, when no One was going to hurt them, should show a little more consideration for the committee now. All this really means is that the PostmasterGeneral is to have power to make a regulation under which he will provide for the conditions to be observed in a contract. Is every contract to be made under such a regulation to be put before Parliament ? If the Postmaster-General enters into a contract for the supply of 100 telegraph posts, and puts the condition provided for by the regulation into the contract, is he going to wait for the telegraph posts until Parliament has met and. approved of the matter ? The thing is too ridiculous. If Senator Ewing will allow us to proceed with the rest of the Bill it will be better for us.

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