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Friday, 20 October 1905

Senator O'KEEFE (Tasmania) - The objections just urged by Senator de Largie apply with greater force to this clause. If it is passed, electoral registrars will have the power to transfer a claimant's name or to refuse to transfer it. Is not that too great a power to place in the hands of an electoral registrar? Under the present Act the power is in the hands of a returning officer for a division; but he is a responsible official.

Senator Millen - There is no option in the case of a transfer. It is compulsory upon application, as the honorable senator will see if he reads the next clause.

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