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Wednesday, 8 November 1911

Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honorary Minister) . - Senator Millen was not present during the afternoon, and did not hear the long discussion which has already taken place on my amendment. Senator Lynch, in moving his amendment, gave his reasons for it, and in my reply I endeavoured to show that there was no necessity for it. When I said that Senator Millen's suggestion would receive favorable consideration, I did not intend my statement to be taken as a theatrical joke. -I meant what I said. I am not prepared, on the spur of the moment, to accept an amendment on the lines suggested by Senator Millen. But that something will be done in regard to the matter mentioned by him, I am absolutely certain.

Senator Vardon - Why does not the Minister insert an amendment in the Bill?

Senator FINDLEY - I am not prepared toembody any amendment in the Bill just now. The Government will consider the matter at a later stage, and provision will no doubt be made, either in the Bill or by regulation, for receipts being furnished by persons upon whom notices have been served through the post.

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