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Tuesday, 5 September 1911


Senator PEARCE (Western AustraliaMinister of Defence) . - The bounties in question are not affected by this Bill at all." _ They are paid out of a special appropriation, provided for by the Act which enabled the bounties to be granted. As long as the terms of the Act are complied with

I do not know that we have power to refuse to pay the bounties, unless we induce Parliament to repeal the Act.


Senator Rae - Are there no labour conditions ?


Senator PEARCE - There are labour conditions, and as long as the manufacturers can show that they are offering or paying the statutory rates of wages, I do not know that the Government have power to withhold the bounties. Whether the Act should be repealed is a question for the Government to consider.

Schedule agreed to.

Postponed clauses 2 and 3 and title agreed to.

Bill reported without request; ' report adopted.

Bill read a third time.







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