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Thursday, 21 June 1906

Mr JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) . - Idesire to refer to the absence of a riflerange at Parramatta. The town has over 10,000 inhabitants, there are several companies of militia and lancers there, besides rifle clubs, and they are' obliged to go eight miles for their rifle practice. I take leave to say that that is a disgraceful state of things, and I hope that action will be taken to remedy it.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Resolution reported and adopted.

Motion (by Sir John Forrest) agreed to-

That the Standing Orders be suspended in order to enable all steps to be taken to obtain Supply and to pass a Supply Bill through all its stages without delay.

Resolution of Ways and Means, covering resolution of Supply, adopted.

Ordered -

That Mr. Deakin and Sir John Forrest do prepare and bring in a Bill to carry out the foregoing resolution.

Bill presented and passed through all its stages.

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