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Wednesday, 20 May 1931


The PRESIDENT (Senator the Hon W Kingsmill - Order!


Senator REID - I thought that " common sense " was quite a good English term, but I shall simply say that I trust that the Government will realize the farcical position in which it is placing this Parliament. Because of the prevailing depression there is- already not too good a feeling, in; the community towards this legislature, and I repeat that it is childish for the Government to go out of its way-, for the sake of a small section of the community, to drag it down and make a farce of it. 1 appeal to the Government to reconsider its action. If it possesses any courage it will introduce a bill to repeal the Transport' Workers Act as a test rather than continue to issue regulations which it knows the Senate, in the exercise of its rights, will disallow.







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