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Thursday, 13 October 1910
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Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honorary Minister) . - Senator Sayers'' amendment will do a great injustice to a number of persons who travel by boat. There are vessels travelling on the Victorian coast between Melbourne and theGippsland Lakes, Melbourne and Warrnambool, and Melbourne and Port Fairy, all of which would be exempt under the amendment.

Senator Givens - They would not, because the Minister would still have powder to make regulations concerning them.

Senator FINDLEY - The distance to Melbourne from Warrnambool by rail is 166 miles ; the distance by water is about the same, and at certain seasons of the year the voyage is one of the roughest and toughest propositions that a passenger could undertake. Senator Sayers wishes to give a certain section of those who travel by water facilities which he would deny to others. That is an objectionable thing, and I hope that the Committee will not consent to it.

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