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Friday, 17 August 1906


Senator MILLEN - I move-

That the words " half-past two " be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the word " three."

Senator Sir JOSIAHSYMON (South Australia) [10.58]. - I second the amendment. I am glad that the Minister has agreed to it. We are all anxious that no unnecessary inconvenience or discomfort shall be imposed upon each other. The business of the Senate is, of course, in the hands of the Government. They know what business is coming forward, and if they think it is necessary to extend the time devoted to the business of the country we may fairly well be guided by them as to whether we shall meet an extra day or abolish the usual time for the consideration of private business. The Government in this instance has proposed that there shall be an extra sitting day, and I, for one, shall not object to it.

Amendment agreed to.

Question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.







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