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Wednesday, 30 October 1912

The PRESIDENT - It will be recognised that there was no opportunity to do anything at the time. There was an uproar, and I do not think that the honorable senators who were interested were in the Chamber for some time afterwards. What the President could have done was to ask the honorable senator who was responsible for the occurrence to withdraw the remark and apologize to the Senate. That was the only action which I could have taken. I may, perhaps, have been remiss in overlooking the matter at the time, but I have no doubt that Senator Givens will withdraw the remark and apologize to the Senate for what took place on that occasion.

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