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Wednesday, 15 November 1905


Senator PULSFORD (New South Wales) - On- the whole, I agree with the Minister in what he has said, but' for all that I think that the word "certificate," under the circumstances, would have been more suitable than the word "notification." The word substituted by the House of Representatives is' rather a poor one. The Chief Electoral' Officer may write a post-card or a note to the Minister giving the results of the inquiry, but in the Bill sent by us tothe House of Representatives he was required to send a certificate, which is a much more important document. The alteration may not be sufficiently important to warrant us in dissenting from what the House of Representatives has done, but still I think that the substituted word is weak. Though I am willing to agree to it, in my judgment it is a mistake.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Resolutions reported ; report adopted.







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