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Thursday, 26 November 1914


Senator KEATING (Tasmania) . I had intended to speak to the amend- ment, but I gathered from the Minister's statement on the clause that he was accepting both amendments. My object, as I said before, is to prevent a trustee from accepting an extra benefit and to prevent a trustee, being in collusion with any person, from paying over anything which he receives in consequence of his position in the bankruptcy. Paragraph b as it stands provides that he cannot give up the remuneration to any other person employed about the bankruptcy, and the effect of my amendment is tu provide that he shall not be able to give it up to any other person. It is conceivable that there may be collusion or corruption on the part of a trustee in relation to some other person who is not immediately employed about the bankruptcy, and it is for the Committee to express its sense on the point. If. we endeavour to prevent mischief of this kind we should try to do so completely. I suggest that the words "employed about the bankruptcy" be deleted in order that paragraph b may be made as wide as possible.







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