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Tuesday, 9 December 1930

The PRESIDENT (Senator the Hon W Kingsmill (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - The honorable senator need not answer irrelevant questions.

Senator DUNN - I thank you, Mr. President; I have no desire to be led into trouble. The present Government will stand a general review of its-

Senator Sir William Glasgow - Misdemeanours.

Senator DUNN - No, it will stand a general review of its actions. I wish to give my own personal view of the Melbourne agreement. Although I arn a supporter of the Government of the day, 1 think that the Ministers acted wrongly in putting their signatures to the. Melbourne document until the whole of the party had had an opportunity to review the business transacted at the conference.

Senator Herbert Hays - What is the honorable senator's objection to the agreement ?

Senator DUNN - Because it is impossible to balance the budget in one year.

Senator Reid - The honorable senator evidently knows more than the Government.

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