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Thursday, 12 October 1972
Page: 1517

Debate resumed from 28 September (vide page 1361), on motion by Senator Murphy:

That the Bill be now read a second time.

Upon which Senator Byrne had moved by way of amendment: ", but the Senate is of the opinion that while the extension of the franchise to young people of the age of eighteen years and under twenty-one years will provide for a more accurate reflection of the relevant opinion of electors the most accurate and democratic means of ensuring the equitable Parliamentary representation in the House of Representatives of substantial bodies of political opinion in the community is by the electoral system of proportional representation voting for election to that House."

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