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Friday, 3 November 1905


Senator STYLES (Victoria) - I shall have to oppose the amendment. The other day. when we were discussing the Electoral Bill, Senator Pulsford was quite willing to trust any Government with the appointment of the Commissioners named in the measure, or, failing those, the appointment of others, to divide the States into electoral districts. That is, he was quite willing to trust the Government in a far more important matter than this. Now, how ever, he says that he would not trust any Government to do anything. I think heis right to a great extent, but I wish he had held that opinion the other day instead of bringing it up when the subject under consideration is far less important than that with which we were dealing then. I cannot gather from the honorable senator sufficient reasons for supporting his amendment, and therefore I shall vote against it.







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