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Friday, 4 October 1912

Senator WALKER (New South Wales) - - It pains me to hear that the Vice-President of the Executive Council cannot accept the amendment. He knows - perhaps no one better - that if an unfortunate woman makes a mistake a second time she has evidently got into an environment from which she should be rescued. In each State there are homes for such purposes. I know that there are excellent institutions of the kind in New South Wales and South Australia. In such a home a woman of that kind could get away from objectionable surroundings. I intend to support the amendment. It is scarcely fair for Senator Needham to lecture Senator St. Ledger as he has done, because what the honorable senator originally said has now been made quite clear.

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