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Thursday, 7 December 1905


Mr WATSON (Bland) - I think that the use of the words " British subjects," without a proper definition, would be too broad a provision.


Mr Deakin - Altogether too broad.


Mr WATSON - It would apparently cover all British subjects.


Mr DUGALD THOMSON (NORTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - That is not intended.


Mr WATSON - I know, from what the honorable member has said, that he does not intend it to apply to the native subjects of His Majesty in India, Hong Kong, and Singapore.


Mr DUGALD THOMSON (NORTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The honorable and learned member for Corio has pointed out that there is a prohibition of such persons in the original Act.


Mr WATSON - But that might lead to a certain degree of confusion inthe minds of those who have an opportunity to consider only this particular measure. I think that the idea generally is worthy of consideration, and perhaps the Prime Minister will be able to suggest some phraseology to meet the position.







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