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Wednesday, 21 August 1912


Senator O'KEEFE (Tasmania) . - One can understand an old warrior and railway contractor like Senator Fraser adhering to the idea that large Government undertakings can be carried out better under the contract system than by means of day labour.


Senator Fraser - They can be carried out cheaper.


Senator O'KEEFE - Then I will substitute the word " cheaper " for " better." Yet in every State of Australia the experience of the past few years has been such as to induce the various Governments to adopt the day-labour system in preference to that of contract.


Senator Shannon - Did the honorable senator say " in every State "?







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