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Wednesday, 4 July 1906


Mr ISAACS (Indi) (Attorney-General) - - move -

That after the word " is," line 3, the words " or continues to be " be inserted.

I think that the clause as it stands would result in convicting any person who remained a member of a combination, of an act before this measure passed; but in order to make the meaning perfectly plain - in consequence of observations of honorable members who have spoken with regard to the Bill - I propose to make the clause read -

Any person who, either as principal or as agent, makes or enters into any contract, or is, or continues to be - and so on; so that if there is a combination - such, for instance, as the tobacco combine, which was formed before the passage of this measure- and the members of the combine continue to be members of it, they would be in no better and no worse position than if the combine were formed after the passing of the Bill.







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