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Thursday, 31 October 1912

Senator PEARCE (Western AustraliaMinister of Defence) . - I move -

That the amendment be agreed to.

I do not know that any explanation of the amendment is necessary. The object is to bring within the operation of the Bill vessels used on land-locked waters, such as Lake Wendouree, at Ballarat.

Motion agreed to.

Remaining amendments to clause 5 agreed to.

New clauses5a, and 8a, and amendments to clauses 11, 12, 22, 35, and 37, and the omission of clause 28, agreed to.

Clause 38 - (1.) No seaman shall be permitted to engage in any capacity unless he delivers to the superintendent, or in the case of a limited coast-trade ship of less than fifteen gross registered tonnage, to the person engaging him -

House of Representatives' Amendment.- Insert after " tonnage " " or a river and bay ship."

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