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Wednesday, 19 May 1920

Mr TUDOR (Yarra) .- I know that the Prime Minister is anxious to get away to a deputation, and I am willing that he should leave some other Minister in charge of the Bill. A case of the kind referred to by the honorable member for Maribyrnong (Mr. Fenton) has come before me, and probably every honorable member knows of similar cases. In the instance to which I refer, a wife was deserted by her husband, an embezzler, who subsequently went through the form of marriage with another woman, leaving his proper wife and children without support.The claims of such a womanshould be considered, and she, and nother husband, should get the gratuity.

Mr Hughes - I am in favour of the first wife receiving proper recognition.

Bill reported, without amendment; report adopted.

Bill read a third time.

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