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Wednesday, 4 October 1911
Page: 1031


Senator McDOUGALL (New South Wales) . - In present circumstances, if a marine surveyor is sent to test the hull of a vessel, he always employs a boilermaker, or an iron ship-builder, to do the testing for him. I do not mean to suggest that the three surveyors shall have the same authority. There will always be one head surveyor as at present. Not one of these surveyors will ever go alone to test a vessel.

Proposed new clause agreed to.

Amendment (by Senator McDougall) agreed to -

That the following new clause be inserted : - " 191b. No person shall -

(a)   practise as a surveyor of a class to which he has not been admitted; or

(b)   give a certificate of survey of a vessel, purporting to be a certificate of a. surveyor under this Act or intended to have that effect, unless he holds a surveyor's certificate under this Act."

Penalty : One hundred pounds.

Amendment (by Senator McDougall) proposed -

That the following new clause be inserted : - " 191c. For the purposes of this Division a surveyor means any person who examines or reports on any ship, her cargo or equipment, for any business or commercial purpose, but shall not include any prescribed surveyor under Division 2 of this Fart of this Act or any person directed by the Minister or any Court to survey or examine any vessel or her equipment."







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