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Thursday, 12 October 1911


Senator ST LEDGER (Queensland) . - I would point out to the Minister that the amendment will conflict with pro posed new clause 8 of the Bill, copies of which have been circulated. Under that clause are we going to allow a man to part with his medal outside of his lineal decendants for valuable consideration? The more we endeavour to make the provisions of the Bill harmonious the more impossible does the task become. While I appreciate the efforts of the Minister to give it an appearance of equity I intend to oppose it. I do not think that the wisdom of a Solomon could make it worthy of a deliberative assembly. I shall oppose even Senator Chataway's effort tomake the measure harmonious.







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