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Friday, 10 November 1905


Senator PULSFORD (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I move -

That the words " six months after the passing of this Act," be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words " 1st July, 1906."

There are two good reasons for this amendment. One is that the 1st of July will be the beginning of a half-year, when new business arrangements are made, and it is for that reason a suitable time for the commencement of the operation of the Act. Another reason that weighs very strongly with me is that by the 1st of July next the Federal Parliament will, inall probability., be again' sitting, and we shall be able to review any regulations which may have been gazetted under this Bill. The matter is perhaps not of much consequence, because I do not suppose that in any event the Bill is likely to become law much before the end of December, but the reasons I have given are sufficient to induce me to ask the Committee to accept the amendment.







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