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Thursday, 3 October 1912

Senator CHATAWAY (Queensland) . - I do not think that the motion will be pressed to a division, because I believe that honorable senators upon both sides of the chamber are in favour of it. I am glad that the Government have -agreed to offer a reward for the discovery of minerals in the Northern Territory. They have wisely accepted the proposal of Senator Sayers that every possible encouragement shall be given to the mineral development of that Territory. I strongly support the Minister, who has declared that the Government will subsidize mineral discoveries there.

Senator Guthrie - That is the law of the country to-day.

Senator CHATAWAY - If my honorable friend has never seen the Northern Territory, I am not responsible for that.

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