Parliamentary Debates: Senate and House of Representatives, Volume 5

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Commonwealth Government Printer., 1902
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Page 6079 - O men, with sisters dear ! O men, with mothers and wives ! it is not linen you're wearing out, but human creatures' lives. Stitch ! stitch ! stitch ! in poverty, hunger, and dirt; sewing at once, with a double thread, a shroud as well as a shirt.
Page 6079 - Work - work - work! From weary chime to chime, Work - work - work As prisoners work for crime! Band, and gusset, and seam, Seam, and gusset, and band, Till the heart is sick, and the brain benumb'd, As well as the weary hand.
Page 6079 - But why do I talk of Death ? That phantom of grisly bone ? I hardly fear his terrible shape, It seems so like my own — It seems so like my own, Because of the fasts I keep ; Oh, God! that bread should be so dear, And flesh and blood so cheap...
Page 6082 - ... it may be that I shall leave a name sometimes remembered with expressions of good will in the abodes of those whose lot it is to labour, and to earn their daily bread by the sweat of their brow, when they shall recruit their exhausted strength with abundant and untaxed food, the sweeter because it is no longer leavened by a sense of injustice.28 The question whether, if the corn laws really had leavened the bread of the poor with a sense of injustice...
Page 5657 - There shall be an Inter-State Commission, with such powers of adjudication and administration as The Parliament deems necessary for the execution and maintenance, within the Commonwealth, of the provisions of this Constitution relating to trade and commerce, and of all laws made thereunder.
Page 5764 - Questions arising in the Senate shall be determined by a majority of votes, and each senator shall have one vote. The president shall in all cases be entitled to a vote; and when the votes are equal, the question shall pass in the negative.
Page 5769 - The powers, privileges, and immunities of the Senate and of the House of Representatives, and of the members and the committees of each House, shall be such as are declared by the Parliament, and until declared shall be those of the Commons House of Parliament of the United Kingdom, and of its members and committees, at the establishment of the Commonwealth.
Page 5764 - In all cases of ballot by the House, the Speaker shall vote ; in other cases he shall not be required to vote, unless the House be equally divided, or unless his vote, if given to the minority, will mulct the division equal ; and in case of such equal division, the question shall be lost.
Page 5600 - The acquisition of property on just terms from any State or person for any purpose in respect of which the Parliament has power to make laws.
Page 5882 - Shall not be removed except by the governorgeneral in council, on an address from both Houses of the parliament in the same session, praying for such removal on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity...

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