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Monday, 1 October 1906


Senator DRAKE (Queensland) .: - Would it not expedite proceedings if the divisional returning officers were allowed to send first merely the number of votes recorded, afterwards transmitting the in-, dorsed writ and the parcels of ballot papers ?


Senator Keating - As a matter of administration, the number of votes recorded will be notified by telegraph. The clause, refers to the formal return.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 22 to 33 agreed to.

Schedule.







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