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Wednesday, 28 October 1914


Senator BLAKEY (Victoria) .- To be consistent, it is my intention to move that the penalty be increased from three years to seven years.


Senator Pearce - But this is dealing with another matter. This does not arise out of the war.


Senator BLAKEY - This clause provides that any person who conspires with another person to commit an offence against the law of the Commonwealth, shall be guilty of an indictable offence.


Senator Mullan - The honorable senator proposes to give three years for the actual offence, and seven years for conspiring to commit the offence.


Senator BLAKEY - I seek to have something like consistency in the Bill. I move -

That in the penalty the word "three" be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the word " seven."

Amendment negatived.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 88 to 90 agreed to.

Clause 91 -

Any person who without lawful excuse . . . permits any cattle or other live stock ... to trespass or stray upon any land ... in the occupation of the Commonwealth, shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty : Five pounds.







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