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Wednesday, 3 July 1901
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Senator HIGGS (Queensland) - I sincerely hope that the Postmaster-General will not allow Senator Sir Frederick Sargood to run the business of the Committee, and I hope he will have the clause decided.

Senator Pulsford - Or Senator Higgs either.

Senator HIGGS - I have not been on my feet many times.

Senator Major Gould - The honorable senator was trying to run the Committee a few minutes ago.

Senator HIGGS - Senator Sir Frederick Sargood is very desirous of having this provision omitted.

Senator Sir Frederick Sargood - Postponed, not struck out.

Senator HIGGS - Postponed with a view to being struck out.

Senator O'Connor - I t will not be postponed ; it will go right on.

Senator HIGGS - The request was that it should be postponed with a view to being deleted and put into some other Bill.

Senator Drake - Let it go through now, and if there is anything inconsistent, when we get the Public Service Bill we can alter it..

Senator HIGGS - I think it should go through. .

Senator Sir Frederick Sargood - And recommitted if need be. I will withdraw my motion.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause agreed to.

Progress reported.

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