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Monday, 17 September 1973
Page: 1111

Mr NIXON (Gippsland) - I want to draw attention to something that has occurred in this debate, and it is very important insofar as the remainder of the Bill is concerned.

Mr Lionel Bowen (KINGSFORD-SMITH, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I raise a point of order, Mr Chairman. The remainder of the Bill deals only with Schedules which relates to rates, and they have not been the subject of any amendment or discussion. There is no point in delaying the Committee. The honourable member wants to raise another matter.

The CHAIRMAN (Mr Scholes - Order! There is no point of order. I do not think the honourable member has reached the stage where he is discussing anything. The remainder of the Bill also deals with the title of the Bill.

Mr NIXON - Mr Chairman,I think the Postmaster-General is overreaching himself somewhat in his anxiety to get this Bill through. I can understand his anxiety because when the country members sitting behind him wake up tomorrow and read the newspapers

Motion (by Mr Hansen) put:

That the question be now put.

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