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Wednesday, 2 November 1910

Senator McCOLL (Victoria) . - I do not see any provision in this clause for the payment of the expenses of any person who may be haled before the Board. Australia is a very big country, and a man may be required to travel hundreds of miles to attend the Board.

Senator Givens - This clause is not intended to apply to witnesses.

Senator McCOLL - Of course it is.

Senator Givens - A man is brought before the Board as apossible offender.

Senator McCOLL - Any person who is required to do the things which are required of him by this clause is a witness. Provision should therefore be made in it for the payment of expenses in cases where men are brought long distances.

Senator McGregor - Oh !

Senator McCOLL - That is the usual scornful taunt of a man who does not care what happens. It is perfectly sickening to witness the way in which legislation is brought before this Chamber.

Senator McGregor - We know how it used to be brought before it.

Senator McCOLL - At any rate, there was some semblance of honesty in the way in which it used to be brought forward.

Senator McGregor - Is it in order for the honorable senator to impute dishonesty to the Government?

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