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Wednesday, 10 August 1921

Senator RUSSELL (VICTORIA) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) - The provisions dealt with in the High Court judgment constitute a small and relatively unimportant portion of the Navigation Act. The control of the Commonwealth, not only of the Inter-State shipping, but also of all oversea ships trading to the Commonwealth, remains unimpaired. There is, therefore, no intention of disbanding the Commonwealth Navigation Branch, as suggested.

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