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The Council met at 2.30 p.m. THE CIVIL SERVICE ASSOCIATION. Mr Shrimski drew attention to certain speeches made by two Resident Magistrates of Christchurch at the Civil Service Association. The Attorney-General said that he saw nothing objectionable m the speeches. He recognised the right of the Civil Service to combine for; their own protection. GOVERNMENT BUSINESS. It was resolved, on the motion of Sir Frederick Whitaker, that Government business take precedence for the rest of the session, so that Bills could be passed through all their stages at one sitting. RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION BILL. The motion for the second reading of the Railway construction and Land Act, 1880, Amendment Bill, was lost by 8 to 4. OOLD DUTY ABOLITION BII,L. ' The Gold Duty Abolition and Mining Property Rating Bill was read a second time on the voices. The Council adjourned till 7.30 p.m. The Council resumed at 7.30 p.m. THE MACQUARRIE ISLANDS. Sir F. Whitaker gave notice that an address be presented to Her Majesty asking that Macquarrie Islands be annexed to New Zealand instead of Tasmania. SECOND READINGS. The Mining Companies Act Amendment Bill, the Post and Telegraph Amendment Bill, and the Coal Mines Act Amendment Bill were read a second time.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2515, 11 September 1890

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2515, 11 September 1890

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