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Tuesday, 21 August 1906

Senator MILLEN (New South Wales) . - To me the words objected to by Senator Symon appear to be ridiculous. It is not unreasonable, when anything appears in a Bill which strikes one as being superfluous, that the Minister in charge should explain why the words objected to have been inserted.

Senator Playford - This is a matter of drafting, and I am not a draftsman.

Senator MILLEN - If the Minister is unable to explain why the words should be retained, surely it is not unreasonable that we should object to them.

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