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Friday, 3 September 1920

Mr GREENE (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Trade and Customs) .-Clauses 76to 80 deal with the one subject, namely, thatof gear. The reason for the. repeal of certain sections of the principal Act is that, for purposes of convenience, all those portions dealing with the subjectmatter of gear and the like have been re-arranged in the amending Bill; and that has entailed various deletions and alterations. Our navigation legislation will now be more satisfactorily compiled and consolidated. Originally, section 246 made it indictable to use gear of a character considered to be unsafe and a source of danger to life and limb. That reference has now been transferred under sub-section 3 of section 236, which is typical of the re-arrangements towhich I have referred.

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