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Wednesday, 14 October 1914

Mr BAMFORD (HERBERT, QUEENSLAND) - I should like to ask the Attorney-General whether it is not competent for the Commonwealth to establish a Prize Court to deal with these matters rather than have six Prize Courts, the decisions of which may conflict with each other ?

Mr HUGHES - I have given notice of a Bill to enable the Commonwealth to exercise jurisdiction in Admiralty matters, and we shall ask the British Admiralty to confer upon the High Court of Australia the jurisdiction which the honorable member speaks of.

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