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Wednesday, 13 August 1913

Senator MILLEN (New South Wales) (Minister of Defence) . - In view of an announcement that has been made in another place, and of a motion challenging the position of the Government, I desire, following the ordinary procedure of the Senate, to move-

That the Senate, at its rising, adjourn until Wednesday, 27th August.

Senator O'Keefe - Why not make the adjournment three weeks?

Senator MILLEN - My honorable friend will probably know better than I do how long the debate elsewhere is likely to last.

Senator de Largie - We have not the slightest idea.

Senator MILLEN - If the Senate prefers to have a three-weeks' adjournment I shall be agreeable.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Senate adjourned at 5.2 p.m.

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