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Thursday, 23 November 1905

Senator GIVENS (Queensland) - I have taken charge of this motion at the request of Senator Dawson, who, unfortunately, has been ill for some time, and cannot be constant in his attendance. In order to meet the wishes of honorable senators, I have no objection to deleting the words to which exception has been taken. The motion! has been on the notice-paper for a considerable time. The attendance is fairly full to-day, and if the debate were adjourned, it lis exceedingly improbable that the attendance would be larger on another occasion. When the objectionable words are deleted, the motion will be merely a formal addition to the resolution of the Senate, which was rendered necessary by an inadvertence on the part of Senator Dawson. I think that a motion which is submitted merely to give effect to a resolution of the Senate, should not be met. with strenuous objection. I move; -

That all the words after the word "King" be left out.

I hope that we shall be allowed to take a vote on the question to-day

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