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Wednesday, 23 November 1910

Senator FRASER (Victoria) .- I strongly favour the amendment made by the House of Representatives. I have had a good deal of experience in life in various ways, and I hold that the man who goes crawling to the Government for an appointment, or who gets his friends to do so for him, is seldom the best man for the position.

Senator McGregor - No one will need to do so who is under nineteen years of age.

Senator FRASER - Why should any man who is over that age be required to do so? Why should a man, because he is over nineteen years of age, be asked to go creeping and crawling to any Government or to get his friends to intercede for him with the Government? A man, by passing the prescribed examination, will have shown that he is qualified to be admitted as a student at the College, and why should he, when he has earned his right to be admitted, be denied admittance because the Government of the day happens to be either Conservative or Radical ?

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