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At yesterday's sitting at Sydney, Mr Symon (Adelaide) amended his proposal bo as not to compel a second dissolution of the House. The Committee accepted the motion by 27 votes to 22. The balance of the afternoon was occupied with an attempt to obtain a recision of the motion, and the Committee got so thoroughly tangled over the matter that the whole question was adjourned until Monday. The President (Mr Kingston) announced the receipt of a telegram that Queensland desired to be represented. The news waß received with great enthusiasm. It was decided to proceed with the Bill, it

being understood that any decision arrived at should not be regarded as final until Queensland had an opportunity of expressing her views.

In committeo tho Convention next directed attention to the clauses dealing with the Executive Government, which occupied the evening sitting without any. amendment of importance being made.

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THE FEDERAL CONVENTION., Issue 10423, 18 September 1897

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THE FEDERAL CONVENTION. Issue 10423, 18 September 1897

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