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FEDERAL POLITICS.

AN IMPOSSIBLE POSITION. PREDICTED APPEAL TO THE COUNTRY. SYDNEY, February 13. Mr Cook, Prime Minister of, the Commonwealth, in a speech at Cowra, said that the ■ position of affairs in the Federal Parliament was practically impossible. It was absurd to talk of passing non-contentious legislation with the House constituted as it was, and. with a Senate which flatly told the Government that 4t should pass nothing of which the caucus did not approve. No self-respecting Government would submit to such treatment. The, taxpayers must decide to return one party or the other with sufficient strength to pass legislation.. He foreshadowed an early appeal to the country. "■' .

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FEDERAL POLITICS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8794, 14 February 1914

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FEDERAL POLITICS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8794, 14 February 1914

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