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Tuesday, 16 December 1930

The PRESIDENT - I ask the honorable senator not to embark upon, or attempt to initiate, a discussion upon the general financial position of Australia.

Senator R D ELLIOTT (VICTORIA) - Such is not my intention.

The PRESIDENT - But I am afraid that it is going to be the effect.

Senator R D ELLIOTT (VICTORIA) - My object was to point out that if the Government, in its desire to create opportunities for employment, would care to give some encouragement to men of affairs, or men with ability to create employment, it would do something substantial; but the course it is following, that of bringing in bills such as this without careful consideration, even without carefully prepared estimates, indicates is not sincere in its desire, to relieve the great unemployment that exists to-day. As suggested by the Leader of the Opposi tion, this measure is surrounded by an atmosphere of unreality, and it is my intention to vote against it.

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