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Wednesday, 4 July 1906
Page: 1003

Mr JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) . - The tobacco combine being in existence prior to the passing of this Bill will probably still be in existence after the measure is passed. I do not suppose that it is intended to make this legislation retrospective.

Mr Isaacs - No.

Mr JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The word " is " - the present tense - would apply in regard to that industry.

Mr Isaacs - Some of the legal members have pointed out that a combine might exist before the passage of this Bill, but the act complained of would be continuing to be a member of the combine after the Bill was passed. The word " is " refers not to the combine, but to the person.


Amendment agreed to.

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