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Friday, 20 October 1911

Senator McGREGOR (South Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) .- I move-

That the Senate do now adjourn.

I desire to inform honorable senators, and particularly Senator Vardon, that the correspondence relating to the resignation of Dr. Basedow as Chief Protector of Aborigines for the Northern Territory has been laid on the table of the Library, and is available for their inspection.

Senator Millen - Perhaps the VicePresident of the Executive Council will say whether it is proposed, when we meet on Wednesday, to proceed with, and complete, the second reading of the Electoral Bill, or to proceed with the Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta Railway Construction Bill?

Senator McGREGOR - In reply to the honorable senator, I may say that we intend to go on with the Electoral Bill, and its consideration will be followed by the Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta Railway Construction Bill. Honorable senators will recognise that, the Electoral Bill has yet to be considered by the House of Representatives, and it is advisable that measures which have to go before the House of Representatives after being considered here should be given precedence. Other work can be proceeded with here while those measures are being dealt with in another place.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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