House of Representatives
17 August 1904

2nd Parliament · 1st Session



Mr. Speaker took the chair at 2.30 p.m., and read prayers.

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SEAT OF GOVERNMENT BILL

Assent reported.

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QUESTION

RESIGNATION OF MINISTERS

Mr WATSON:
Treasurer · Bland · ALP

.- I desire to intimate to the House that, following on the vote which was given on Friday last, I waited upon His Excellency the Governor-General, and offered certain advice, upon which His Excellency did not see fit to act. I then tendered the resignations of myself and colleagues, which His Excellency was pleased to accept, contingent upon our retaining office until the appointment of our successors. As I understand that a new Administration is in process of formation, I now move -

That the House do now adjourn.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

House adjourned at 2.33 p.m.

Cite as: Australia, House of Representatives, Debates, 17 August 1904, viewed 6 July 2017, <http://historichansard.net/hofreps/1904/19040817_reps_2_21/>.