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Friday, 22 June 1906

Case of Major Carroll - Parliamentary Refreshment Rooms - Post and Telegraph Department: Sunday Work - Defence Department : Press Reports : Wireless Telegraphy Station : Inspector-General : Tasmanian "Forces: Bandsmen: Rifle Team for Bisley: Arms and Ammunition Factory: Naval Defence.

Bill received from the House of Representatives.

Motion (by Senator Playford) proposed -

That the Bill be now read a first time.

Senator Col. NEILD(New South Wales) [10.40]. - This is a convenient time for me to utter a few words, which I think are just, to a gentleman whose case was considered by the Senate some time ago, and which I think will be of interest to honorable senators. I refer to the case of Major Carroll, whose troubles were inquired into bv a. Select Committee of the Senate some two years ago. Being in Queensland re cently, I saw something of this officer. Heis now engaged as an instructional officer in the Queensland branch of the DefenceForce. I not only saw him, but I saw Lieut. -Colonel Rankin, the officer commanding one of the regiments to which MajorCarroll is attached for instructional purposes. It will; be, I am sure, a satisfaction to the members of the Senate who espoused" the cause of Major Carroll in the interest of their view of what was right, to learnthat he is spoken of in very high terms indeed by those under whose command heis acting, as doing excellent service, and' giving every satisfaction in the position which he has been allotted. I think it isonly fair that I should make this statement, because it has very recently come to my notice. I am sure that what I have said Wil be heard with; as much satisfaction by themembers of the Chamber as I feel in making the statement.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a first time.

Motion (by Senator Playford) agreed! to-

That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Bill passing through, all its stages without delay.







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