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§ 262. “An Interval of Three Months.”

After the failure of the proposed law to receive the concurrence of both Houses, an interval of three months must be allowed to elapse before any further action can be taken under this section. That interval is required to give time for consideration and conciliation, and to permit of the development and manifestation of public opinion throughout the Commonwealth. That interval may be composed of time wholly within the same session of Parliament as that in which the bill was proposed and lost, or it may be composed of time partly in that session and partly in a recess, or in another session. The interval may be longer than three months, but it cannot extend beyond the next session of the Federal Parliament.

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