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Wednesday, 19 September 1906

Senator FRASER (Victoria) .- I am sorry that the Bill Kas gone so far. I am quite certain that a vote of ?20,000 will not be sufficient to make the survey. I also feel fairly certain that a lot more money will have to be expended and voted.

Senator Playford - Not without the consent of Parliament !

Senator Sir JOSIAHSYMON (South Australia) [5.16]. - I think that the Minister of Defence has adopted a very wise course, because, whilst I agree with him that, in all probability - I cannot say for certain - a special Bill would be introduced in the event of any further money being required to constitute the survey, it is well to make it clear that the Parliament expects to hav? an opportunity, by means of a special Bill, to express its opinion one way or the other. I am glad the Minister has agreed to a recommittal with a view to adding the proviso. If the Minister had not so agreed, I should have felt myself bound to support the recommittal with that object in view, because the proposed amendment is one which may be beneficially made in the Bill without in any way imperilling its passage.

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