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Friday, 15 June 1984
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Senator CRICHTON-BROWNE(10.04) —I do not want to persist-

Senator Grimes —You do.

Senator CRICHTON-BROWNE —It is a very important provision. It would hold a corporation responsible for an offence which had been committed by somebody quite unrelated to that corporation, operating on a contractual basis and-

Senator Grimes —They will have to be careful whom they hire, won't they?

Senator CRICHTON-BROWNE —But they may not be hiring the person directly. An individual could commit an offence and the corporation would be held responsible . I think that is an intolerable situation. As I understand it, it is unique in a contract.

Clauses agreed to.

Clauses 31 to 33-by leave-taken together, and agreed to.

Remainder of Bill agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment; report adopted.