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Wednesday, 25 October 1905

Senator O'KEEFE (Tasmania) - I am opposed to the amendment. I do not desire to extend the facilities for postal voting to an almost unlimited extent. There is no necessity for me to repeat arguments which I have already used, but I may state briefly that, if this proposal is carried, it will mean placing in the hands of a number of persons who are almost irresponsible the power to become authorized witnesses. The amendment would cover a number of persons receiving merely a few pounds per annum for discharging services for the Post and Telegraph Department. They are only responsible to that extent. Desiring to limit this provision to reasonable lines, I shall oppose the amendment.

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