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Friday, 23 October 1914

Senator SENIOR (South Australia) . - The object of the amendment is to put registration into the hands of a superior, not of a subordinate officer; to make it permanent, not temporary, and of a nature which will enable the facts to be seen, not hidden. On the reading of clause 13, if at a chance you selected the one person to whom registration should be given, it certainly would not be the Official Receiver; it would be the Registrar, who would have charge of documents. The receiver might have charge of goods, but the Registrar should have charge of the file ; he should hold the permanent records. There is prima facie evidence that the person who should have charge of the file is the Registrar, not the receiver. That follows the South Australian procedure.

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