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Wednesday, 6 December 1905

The PRESIDENT - I think that, under the standing order, the consideration of the message must be postponed to a future day.

Senator Playford - " Unless otherwise ordered."

Senator KEATING - I dare say that the consideration of the message will come on to-morrow. I have no wish to take advantage of honorable senators, but, in case Order of the Day No. 1 were disposed of very hurriedly - which I do not anticipate - I could then submit a motion in connexion with this message, and, if necessary, the debate could be postponed.

The PRESIDENT - I understand that the message contains a very large number of amendments, and I presume that honorable senators will want to have them in their hands.

Senator KEATING - The passing of this motion will not necessarily bind us to enter upon the discussion of the amendments immediately after the motion on the notice-paper has been disposed of.

The PRESIDENT - If the amendments are not printed, they will not be circulated.

Senator KEATING - I wish the consideration of the message to be postponed for the present.

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