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Wednesday, 13 December 1905

Mr BAMFORD (Herbert) - The proposal of the honorable and learned member for Angas is not only an extraordinary one, but it would be most drastic in its operation. A number of men in the north of Queensland have been struggling on for years against adverse conditions, and the persistency of their efforts to maintain a White Australia has almost excited the hatred of their neighbours. If the amendment were adopted, these men, as well as thewhite sugar-growers of New South Wales, would be penalized. I believe that a number of planters in New South Wales are deriving more benefit than they are entitled to from the bounty, and I should not object to depriving them of the advantage they now derive if we could do so without inflicting hardship on others who are entitled to our fullest consideration.

Amendment negatived.

Amendment (by Sir William Lyne) agreed to -

That after the word " thereon," line 10, the following words be inserted, " from destruction by flood or fire."

Mr. GLYNN(Angas). - I wish to draw attention to a matter of drafting. It seems to me that it might be advisable to insert a definition at the end of the clause to the effect that " person " shall include successors in title or assignees.

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