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Notice given 2 June 2006

1868  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—With reference to section 289(2) of the Navigation Act 1912 , concerning the payment of Australian wages to seafarers employed on a ship engaged in any part of the coastal trade: what evidence of payment do Customs officers seek from the masters of ships seeking clearance under the Customs Act for an international voyage from a port in Australia.