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Friday, 30 September 1910
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Senator GUTHRIE (South Australia) - I move-

That all the words of sub-clause 1 after " fees," line 3, be left out.

Senator Lt Colonel Sir Albert Gould - That will have the effect of making the wholeof the cost of drawing the agreement fall upon the ship-owner.

Senator GUTHRIE - Exactly. When an employer is engaging seamen, he ought not to be allowed to deduct from their wages any proportion of the fees. I know of no other calling in life in which the workman has to pay a fee in this connexion.

Senator Pearce - It is done in all registry offices.

Senator GUTHRIE - But this is not a registry office.

Senator Pearce - I did not say that it was.

Senator GUTHRIE - The fees connected with the drawing up ofthe agreement ought to be paid by the employer.

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