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Thursday, 26 July 1906


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Dobson (TASMANIA) - It appears to me that the clause is only permissive, and therefore, if agreed to, it will not necessarily increase the expenditure. I therefore rule that it is in order.


Senator GIVENS - I suppose I am at liberty to proceed now that the point of order is disposed of. I have no desire to occupy the time of the Committee unnecessarily, but I wish to emphasize my contention that honorable senators should not be guilty of any discrimination between State and State, because the Senate was constituted expressly for the purpose of safeguarding the rights of the States. It is for that reason I have sought to enlarge the scope of the new clause proposed by Senator Stewart, and I hope my amendment will be carried.







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