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Wednesday, 23 March 1927

Senator McLACHLAN (South Australia) (Honorary Minister) . - I move -

That the amendmentbe agreed to.

The effect of the amendment is to enlarge the operation of section 121 (c) which provides -

An order of discharge shall not release the bankrupt from any liability under a judgment against him in an action for seduction, or under an affiliation or maintenance order, or under a judgment against him as a corespondent in a matrimonial cause, except to such an extent and under such conditions as the court expressly orders in respect of that liability.

The amendment gives a judge in bankruptcy discretion in relation to the extent to which a bankrupt may be released from liability in respect to damages given against him in an action for breach of. promise of marriage, and the conditions governing any such release.

Motion agreed to.

Clause 14 -

Section one hundred and twenty-three of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section inserted in its stead : - " 123. Notice of all orders of discharge granted under section one hundred and twenty-one of this act shall be published in the Gazette."

House of Representatives' Amendment.Omit"twenty-one"; insert "nineteen."

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