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Friday, 23 October 1914

Senator KEATING (Tasmania) . - I made my request in order that between now and next Wednesday the officers of the Department concerned with the drafting of the measure may have an opportunity to consider section 64 of the South Australian Act, its applicability to this Bill, and to this part of the Bill. I understand from what the Minister has said that it is the desire of the Government that the Bill should in some respects resemble a ship - that it should be a complete Bill, but with watertight compartments.

Senator Gardiner - That is the idea.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 51 and 52 agreed to.

Clause 53 -

(2)   At the hearing, the Court -

(a)   shall require proof of the debt of the petitioning creditor, of the service of the petition, and of the act of bankruptcy, or, if more than one act of bankruptcy is alleged in the petition, of some one of them; and

(b)   if satisfied with the proof, may make a sequestration order in pursuance of the petition.....

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