Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Full Day's HansardDownload Full Day's Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Thursday, 10 March 1932

Mr SCULLIN (Yarra) .- The honorable member for West Sydney (Mr. Beasley) has evidently misunderstood the whole purport of the amendment. If it had the effect which the honorable member suggests that it has, I would do my utmost to defeat it. If the Government were to be permitted to employ any remedy it chose for the recovery of moneys due by a State, it would be inconsistent on my part, having regard tomy attitude to the Financial Agreements Enforcement Bill, to support it; but all that the amendment means is that the remedy provided under the Financial Agreements (Commonwealth Liability) Bill, under which the Commonwealth assumes responsibility for interest that a State does not pay, shall not he affected by any other legislation. The amendment is quite legitimate, and may be considered entirely apart from the extreme powers taken under the Financial Agreements Enforcement Bill. The committee is not asked to give the Government power to take any remedy that it may be inclined to adopt. The bill under consideration provides for a sound and judicial method, and I support it.

Suggest corrections