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Friday, 17 November 1911

Senator O'KEEFE (Tasmania) . - I move -

That after paragraph (b) the following proviso be inserted : - "Provided that no amendment shall be made in the form of nomination within three months before the date of the holding of a general election."

Senator Sayers - Make it six months.

Senator O'KEEFE - Three months will be sufficient to nullify the objection which I entertained to the clause, and the Government have gone thus far to meet my view. I am satisfied that the objections which I urged, as the result of my own experience of political campaigning, and of the experience of others, will be met so long as the form of nomination is not altered within three months of the date of an election.

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