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Thursday, 9 August 1906

Debate resumed from 2nd August (vide page 2200), on motion by Senator O'Keefe -

1.   That, in the opinion of this Senate, the true Federal spirit will not be created among the people of Australia until the present unfederal system of dealing with Commonwealth revenue and expenditure is abolished.

2.   In pursuance of such purpose, all revenue and all expenditure should be shared by all the people of Australia on the basis of population ; and under clause 93 of the Constitution the bookkeeping system should terminate at the end of five years from the passing of the Uniform Tariff.

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