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Thursday, 23 November 1905

Senator STEWART (Queensland) - Believing as I do that the expenditure on the Gazette might very well be reduced by £1,000, I move -

That the House of Representatives be requested to reduce the item " Printing and distribution of Commonwealth Gazette, £2,000," by £1,000.

Senator Dobson - The honorable senator will be sweating the workmen. What a nice thing that is for a member of the Labour Party to do !

Senator STEWART - If the item be reduced it will not affect the wages of the workmen one iota. It will simply reduce what I have characterized as the excessive and useless verbiage which we find on every page of this publication. I trust that if honorable senators are really in earnest in their desire to reduce the expenditure they will support my motion.

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