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Friday, 24 August 1906

Mr KELLY (Wentworth) .- It is to be regretted that the Minister of Trade and Customs, whose Department this measure concerns, is not here totake charge of it.

Mr Deakin - The Minister will be here presently. The Bill is a purely formal one,

Mr KELLY - I do not wish to oppose it, but I am sorry that the Minister is not here to take charge of it. It might very well be postponed until he arrives.

Mr Page - If the honorable member is so desirous of the company of the Minister of Trade and Customs, why does he not travel about with him? No doubt the Minister would be glad to have him.

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