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Tuesday, 25 September 1906

Senator MULCAHY (Tasmania) . Honorable senators who have made engagements to meet their constituents are naturally anxious to know whether there is a possibility of the Railway Survey Bill being revived this session. If so, they will be compelled to remain here. Those who have entered into such arrangements have a right to elicit from the leader of the Senate exact information with regard to the measure. The reply given to a question by the Minister yesterday, although satisfactory for the time being, was not definite. It was too vague to allow honorable senators who feel deeply about this measure to go away in a serene frame of mind.

Senator Col. NEILD(New South Wales) [10.26]. -I draw attention to the fact that upon the notice-paper there is a motion in accordance with which the matter referred to will be dealt with on Thursday of next week. I suggest the possibility of the present discussion being a breach of the standing order referring to anticipating debate.

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