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Thursday, 16 April 1931

Senator DOOLEY (New South WalesAssistant Minister) . - I do not wish to have any misunderstanding about this matter. The Government Whip approached me and asked me if I would follow Senator Greene, but I informed him that I preferred to speak later. I expressed the view that, as a majority of honorable senators were opposed to the bill, perhaps it would be better if two honorable senators opposite followed each other rather than that alternate speeches should be made from each side of the chamber. I suggested to Senator Hoare that if no one rose to continue the debate after Senator Greene resumed his seat he should move the adjournment. He explained that he had to attend a meeting to-morrow morning, and had arranged for Senator Duncan to either continue the debate or secure the adjournment.

The PRESIDENT (Senator the Hon W Kingsmill - I must again remind honorable senators that this is a matter over which the Senate has no jurisdiction. I ask honorable senators not to discuss it further.

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