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Tuesday, 11 October 1910


Senator CHATAWAY (Queensland) . - I should like to know what the word "justice" would cover if - a vessel were in a foreign, port. Suppose that a ship reaches a foreign port, and that one of its seamen who has made a will dies there-


Senator Guthrie - Provision is made for that contingency. The British Consul acts in such cases.


Senator CHATAWAY - In many parts of the British dominions no justices are to be found. I would further point out that the term "justice" is usually associated with a Judge of the High Court. Do I understand that this' clause applies exclusively to British dominions?


Senator Pearce - Tn foreign ports there are British Consuls, whose services are available.


Senator CHATAWAY - Then the clause does not cover foreign ports?


Senator Pearce - Yes.







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