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Friday, 20 October 1905

The PRESIDENT - It is a matter of policy whether the Government will answer a question or not. There are no standing orders which can force a Minister or other senator to answer a question.

Senator MILLEN - Then the Government must not resent my action if I take another opportunity of bringing the subject before the Senate.

Senator PLAYFORD - The Honorable senator has been informed that the Government have not yet decided -to abandon the measure. Surely he can understand that answer.

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