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The debate occupied the Contention tho whole of yesterday afternoon an d evening? and pracucaly resolved problem whether there should he prov i s S for deadlocks or none at all. The idea Z the.referendum was in some quarters remake equal representation to the smaller States nothing but a delusion Sir John Forrest (Wcstralia) expressed the opinion that if the larger SWfoJH coercion by the wnallor ones, then New bouth Wales and Victoria had better federate themselves. Several of the South Australian delegates felt that the establishment of a referendum would be giving the right* of the small States away. n} l l ?u rt(m (New South Wales > did. Mot think there was any absolute necessity for making artificial provisions against dead ocks There were sufficient 6 afep, ac S in the Constitution, which providedlwi „ perfect clearness that any Bill dealing m N Sir G. Turner (Victoria) declared against £so u ton lTk HDd ad T atea * «K2 absolution. If this were found ineffective then the referendum might be resortedl to

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THE FEDERAL CONVENTION., Evening Star, Issue 10421, 16 September 1897

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THE FEDERAL CONVENTION. Evening Star, Issue 10421, 16 September 1897

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