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Thursday, 13 October 1910
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Senator PEARCE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) . - Senator Sayers has pointed out to me that very great hardships might be inflicted under this clause, because, if a passenger were merely tendered the return of his passage money, even though he did not accept it, he would no longer have any remedy against the owner of the ship. To overcome that difficulty, I move -

That the word "or," line 13, be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the word "and."

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 270 to 272 agreed to.

Clause 273 -

Nothing in this part of this Act shall take away or abridge any right of action which may accrue to a passenger in any ship or to any other person, in respect of the breach or nonperformance of any contract made between or on behalf of the passenger or other person and the master charterer or owner of the ship or his agent.

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