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Tuesday, 31 October 1905

In Committee(Consideration resumed from 27th October, vide page 4204) : -

Postponed clause 12 -

Section twenty-one of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following words : - " Provided that, until the then next ensuing dissolution or expiration of the House of Representatives, the redistribution shall not affect the election of a new member to fill a vacancy happening in the House of Representatives; but for the purposes of any such election the Electoral Divisions as theretofore existing, and the Rolls in respect of those Divisions, shall continue to have full force and effect, notwithstanding that new Rolls for the new Divisions have been prepared."

Upon which Senator Millen had moved, by way of amendment -

That the words " Section twenty-one of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof, the following words," be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof : - " Sections twenty, twenty-one, and twenty-two of the Principal Act are repealed and the following section substituted in lieu thereof " 'The Governor-General shall thereupon by proclamation declare the names and boundaries of the Divisions and those Divisions shall until altered in accordance with this Act be the Electoral Divisions for the State.'"







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