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Thursday, 3 December 1914

Senator GUTHRIE (South Australia) . - I cannot understand why it is not proposed by the Bill to deal with the case of a man who fraudulently lends his certificate to be used by some one else.

Senator Russell - That is covered by section 389 of the principal Act.

Senator GUTHRIE - If a man gives wrong information in order to obtain a certificate, he is held to be guilty of an indictable offence. A man who forges, or fraudulently alters, a certificate is placed in the same position. A man who fraudulently uses a certificate issued to another person is also liable to a penalty, but a man who fraudulently lends a certificate to another with the knowledge that it is to be fraudulently used, is, apparently, under this propsed amendment, to be allowed to go free. There may be some departmental reason for this amendment, but I do not know what it is. This is the place in which the matter I referred to should be dealt with. All questions affecting certificates should be dealt with in the same part of the Act.

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