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Thursday, 16 November 1911

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Givens (QUEENSLAND) - It has not. ll ask Senator St. Ledger to keep more strictly to the point of order.

Senator St Ledger - I think the amendment is an exhibition of stupid Ministerial and departmental bureaucracy. Is that out of order, sir?

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.Whether the amendment is the result of

Stupidity or not has nothing to do with the point of order. The question before the Chair is whether the amendment which has been proposed by the Honorary Minister can be inserted in the Bill at this Stage. That is the point to which I desire the honorable senator to keep as closely as possible.

Senator St Ledger - I would point out, sir, that if the amendment is carried-

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