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Wednesday, 25 August 1937

Senator GRANT (Tasmania) .- I have little to add to what has already been so ably' expressed by Senator Duncan-Hughes. I view this matter seriously, mainly because the bill appears to be a deliberate attempt on the part of the Government to flout the expressed will" of the Senate. Simply because the committee accepted an amendment by Senator Duncan-Hughes with which the Government, did not agree, the bill was dropped, and now, after a few months have passed, another bill which does not embody the amendment accepted by the Senate and is unchanged otherwise, is brought before this chamber. I shall vote for the amendment foreshadowed by Senator Duncan-Hughes, in order to show my disapproval of the Government's action in attempting to filch from honorable senators their undoubted rights.

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