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ISBN: 0062295896
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Publisher: Dey highway Books
Publication Date: 2015-02-24
Number of Pages: 288
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My father left school at the age oftwelve, with special permission, because of the family circumstances. He later became an apprentice boilermaker and served his time in that trade at Mort's Dock, now long since vanished. Three of his brothers also became boilermakers, working on the waterfront; the fifth son became a butcher and the sixth a labourer. The two girls did manual work of some kind. They lived in a very small cottage in Short Street, Balmain, which I remember well. My mother grew up in the country.

The Governor-General's salary is the only salary which by virtue of the Constitution cannot be changed or adjusted to take account of inflation during the whole period of his incumbency. Further, the Prime Minister said that legislation would be introduced to provide a pension. This would be applicable to Sir Paul Hasluck, to me if I accepted the office, and to future Governors-General. It would provide for a pension equivalent to the pension that would be payable to a retiring ChiefJ ustice of Australia at the relevant time.

21 In those circumstances, if the Senate refuses Supply I shall certainly wait upon the Governor-General. I shall advise that he issue writs not only for an election ofthe House ofRepresentatives on 18 May but also for the election ofa new Senate on 18 May ... Until the Senate has rejected Supply, there is not one scintilla of ground for me to advise the Governor-General to dissolve the House of Representatives. But if the Senate gives me that ground then I shall certainly also have reinforced grounds~grounds which have never been available in the 73 years ofthis Federation - as well as those for rejection ofBills for advising the Governor-General that there should be an election for the whole ofthe Senate as weIl ...

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