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Wednesday, 7 July 1915

Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) . - A certain proportion of the State Acts dealing with insurance are hereby repealed, but I do not think the clause interferes in any way with cases where the States have made provision to do their own insurance. There may, therefore, be cases where State Acts are not repealed.

Senator Lt.-Colonel Sir ALBERTGOULD (New South Wales) [3.38].- Does this clause cover the whole of the Acts in all the States dealing with fire and life assurance? If so, it raises the. question of marine insurance already referred to by Senator Millen. The first Act mentioned in the clause is the Life, Eire, and Marine Insurance Act of 1902. of New South Wales, which, as a matter of fact, covers marine insurance, lt might be better later on to insert a clause making it perfectly clear that the Bill does not in any way apply to marine insurance. In the meantime, this clause might well be postponed.

Senator GARDINER - I agree. Clause postponed. Clause 6 -

(   I ) The Governor-General may appoint a fit and proper person to be Commissioner of Insurance.

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