10th Parliament · 1st Session
Mr. Speaker (Hon. SirLittleton Groom) took the chair at 3 p.m., and read prayers.
– (By leave.) - I desire to announce an alteration in the personnel of the Government. As honorable members are aware, the honorable member for Calare (Sir Neville Howse), suffered, last year, a very serious illness which necessitated his relinquishing the portfolio of Minister for Defence. In the consequent reallotment of offices, the honorable member for Parkes (Mr. Marr), who had been an Honorary Minister, became Minister for Home and Territories. I am glad to say that the health of the honorable member for Calare has been completely restored, and that he has again accepted a portfolio. He will administer the Department for Home and Territories and the Department of Health, and the honorable member for Parkes will resume his previous position as an Honorary Minister.
– I give notice that to-morrow I shall move -
That in the opinion of this House, the Go vernment is deserving of severe censure for its failure to adequately protect Australian industries, and to limit migration to the nation’s ability to absorb now arrivals, together with its neglect to formulate proposals to deal with unemployment.
– As, on the re-assembling of the Parliament for what is virtually a new session, the Leader of the Opposition has given notice of a direct motion Of censure on the Government, I shall follow the parliamentary procedure whichis usual in the circumstances, and, therefore, move -
That the House do now adjourn.
House adjourned at 3.4 p.m.
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