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Friday, 13 July 1906

Mr KELLY (Wentworth) . - Would this provision protect the witness from any penalties under clause 21 in the event of his making a false declaration

Mr Isaacs - Yes, the falsity would have to be proved against him. It is a wellknown principle that no one is obliged to incriminate himself.

Mr KELLY - I can see a loop-hole for any one who had made a false statement as to unfair competition, which would bring him within the provisions of clause 21. If he goes into Court and gives evidence of his own criminal intent, he is saved from prosecution therefor.

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