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Tuesday, 12 December 1905

Mr GROOM (Darling Downs) (Minister of Home Affairs) . - I move -

That paragraph b be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the following words : - " (b) by omitting all the words after the word witnesses ' in paragraph 4 down to the end of paragraph 5."

My reason for moving the amendment is that the matter dealt with in the paragraph is provided for in clause 32.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 47 -

After section one hundred and eighty-two of the Principal Act the following sections are inserted : - " 182a. The following acts are, on polling-day, and on all days to which the pollingis adjourned, prohibited within eachpolling-booth, namely : -

(c)   Inducing any elector not to vote for any particular candidate; or

(d)   Inducing any elector not to vote at the election.

Penalty : Twenty-five pounds. 182b. The person witnessing any claim or application to transfer or application for a postal vote certificate under this Act shall, if he is not personally acquainted with the facts, satisfy himself, by inquiring from the claimant or applicant that the statements contained in the claim or application are true.

Penalty : Fifty pounds.

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