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Thursday, 26 October 1905


Senator CROFT (Western Australia) - So far as my experience goes, the majority of voters are glad to receive some assistance from canvassers. No doubt some touts are a nuisance.


Senator Millen - They are the touts of the other man.


Senator CROFT - But there are canvassers who legitimately represent a candidate, and who present cards to electors coming to the poll. This provision will simply drive a crowd of touts beyond twenty-five yards from the booth, where they will become just as great a nuisance as if they stood round the door.


Senator Millen - That is an argument for making the distance 100 yards.


Senator CROFT - I have seen no such evil as has been described, and if it existed this provision would not cure it.







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