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Wednesday, 1 August 1906
Page: 2184


Mr HUTCHISON (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) . - I should like to say that, while I believe the amendments suggested by the Prime Minister are a great improvement upon the clause as it stands, I should have preferred the amendments to take a different form. What I intended to suggest was that the clause should read - at such intervals as may be sanctioned by the Treasurer, provided that every interval of over twelve months sanctioned by the Treasurer shall be reported to the House.


Mr Deakin - I am suggesting that a list of the cases should appear in the AuditorGeneral's report.


Mr HUTCHISON - That will cover exactly what is required.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment (by Mr. Deakin) agreed to-

That the following words be added : - " Provided that a list of all such cases shall be published in the Auditor-General's report in each year."

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 11 -

After section forty-five of the Principal Act the following section is inserted : - " 45A. The Auditor-General may, with the consent of the Treasurer, dispense with all or any part of any detailed audit of any accounts, but not with any' appropriation audit of those accounts. The consent of the Treasurer shall be given only in cases in which he considers that there are circumstances which render a detailed audit under this Act unnecessary."

Amendment (by Mr. Deakin) agreed to -

That the following words be added : - " Provided that a list of all such cases shall be published in the Auditor-General's report in each year."

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Bill reported, with amendments.

Motion (bv Sir John Forrest) agreed to.

That the Standing Orders be suspended so as to allow the Bill to be passed through its remaining stages this day.

Report adopted.

Bill read a third time.







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