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Wednesday, 27 November 1935

In committee:Consideration resumed from the 7th November {vide page 1362).

Clause 6 -

Section twenty-five of the Principal Act is amended -

(a)   by inserting in sub-section (1.), after the word "Penalty:", the words " One thousand pounds or " ;

(b)   by inserting, after sub-section (1.), the following sub-section : - " (1a) Any person who publishes any book, periodical, pamphlet, handbill, poster or newspaper containing any matter of such a nature as to, or as to be likely to -

(a)   seduce any person serving in the King's forces from his duty and allegiance; . . . shall be guilty of an indictable offence.

Penalty: Five hundred pounds or imprisonment for two years." and

Section proposed to be amended -

(   1 ) any person who knowingly attempts -

(a)   to seduce any person serving in the King's forces from his duty and allegiance . . . shall be guilty of an indictable offence.

Penalty: Imprisonment for life.

Upon which Senator Allan MacDonald had moved by way of amendment -

That the words "' Five hundred pounds or " proposed new sub-section (1a) bo left out, with a view to insert after the word " years " the words " or in the case of a corporation, five hundred pounds."

Senator BRENNAN(Victoria- Assistant Minister [4.9]. - I cannot accept the amendment; the bill as it stands is preferable.

Amendment negatived.







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