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Wednesday, 27 April 1932

Mr LYONS (Wilmot) (Prime Minister and Treasurer) . - This clause provides that a person who pays to the Commonwealth, under the provisions of the Financial Agreements Enforcement Act, moneys, which,but for that act, would have been payable to the State, shall not suffer by way of fine or other penalty imposed by the State. The clause merely provides that a person who has complied with the law of the country shall not be punished for so doing.

Mr Holloway - Is not the federal law supreme ?

Mr LYONS - Yes; but as there is a possibility of penalties being imposed by the State it has been thought advisable to make the position perfectly clear.

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