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Wednesday, 7 July 1920

Mr GREENE (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Trade and Customs) . - I have not the details of the actual parts and sections of the principal Act that were proclaimed, but the position is that, after the proclamation was actually issued, we found it was practically impossible to give effect to the Act.

Mr Tudor - Did you revoke the whole lot?

Mr GREENE (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Trade and Customs) - It is not revoked yet, but it will be. Then as soon as we are in a position to do so, it may be that the major portion of the Act will be put into operation. The Bill provides for that in the following clause.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 3 and 4 agreed to.

Clause 5 -

Section 1 of the principal Act is amended by adding, at the end of sub-section (2), the following proviso : -

Provided that notwithstandingthat a date has been so fixed for the commencement of any Part, Division, Section, or Schedule, such date of commencement may, at any time prior to that date, be postponed to such later date as is fixed by proclamation.

Section tobe amended -

This Act . .. shall commence on a day tobe fixed by proclamation ....

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