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Thursday, 15 August 1912

Senator McGREGOR (South Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) . - I am sure that there has been no suggestion made to which I have not paid attention. There are suggestions which the Government have taken notice of, and probably will give effect to. Every other suggestion will be reported to the AttorneyGeneral, who really is the Minister in charge of the Bill.

Proposed new section agreed to.

Proposed sections 6h and 61 agreed to.

Proposed new section 6j -

Any person who practises any fraud or deceit, or knowingly makes or exhibits any false statement, representation, token, or writing, to any person called or to be called as a witness before any Royal Commission with intent to affect the testimony of that person as a witness, shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty : Imprisonment for two years.

Amendment (by Senator McGregor) proposed -

That the word "indictable" be inserted before the word " offence."

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