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Tuesday, 5 December 1905
Page: 6223

Mr McCAY (Corinella) - I gave notice of an amendment altering the character of the clause, but it appears to be quite clear first, from the utterances of the Attorney - General, and the honorable member for Bland, at various times during the debate, and, secondly, from what has just transpired, that the sole result of my moving that amendment would be a division exactly similar to that which has been taken on the clause, with the exception, of course, of the vote which I hear has been missed on the other side.

Mr Watson - We gave the Opposition a pair too many.

Mr McCAY - I think that must be so. But leaving that out of account, it seems to me that no alteration would take place in the voting on my amendment which is practically to substitute a different scheme for that contained in the Bill. That being so, andas I have no desire to see the business of the Committee delayed by a discussion arising on proposals which cannot be carried, I shall not move the amendment standing in my name, but will leave to the Government and their friends the responsibility of bringing into the industrial arena this excellent two-edged sword.

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