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Friday, 30 September 1910
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Senator MILLEN (New South Wales) . - I hardly think that Senator Guthrie can mean what he has stated. A seaman is guilty under the clause of failure to exert himself to the best of his ability to save the ship, and Senator Guthrie comes along, and says to his wife and children, " My good people, 1 feel all sympathy for you. Either your husband's wages must be forfeited, or he must be hanged. Out of my great mercy for you, I shall hang him." I do. not think that the honorable senator meant what he said, but if he did, the man's wife and family would be the last to thank him.

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