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Friday, 31 August 1906

Senator PULSFORD (New South Wales) . - In a few words, I wish to very emphatically repudiate the statements which were made repeatedly last night, and which are made in the press this morning, that some honorable senators endeavoured to unduly delay the passage of this Bill. There is no question that it is one of transcendant importance and entirely novel ; that in its drafting those concerned had nothing to guide them ; that from first tolast it had to be thought out here, and that it is honeycombed with possibilities of trouble. So far from, any time having been unduly consumed in the consideration of this important and momentous measure, I venture to say that it has not been sufficiently discussed, and that the exact consequences of many of its clauses are not even yet perceived by its authors.

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