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Wednesday, 4 July 1906
Page: 1002

Mr ISAACS (Indi) (Attorney-General) - - I think we might agree to strike out the word " wilful." Without in any way desiring to curtail the power of honorable members in the consideration of the clauses, I suggest that we first make the amendments on which we are agreed, and then proceed to the consideration of others in regard to which there may be difference of opinion. I think we ought to strike out the word " wilful," with a view to inserting later on, in sub-clause a, the words " with intent to restrain."

Mr Robinson - Did the AttorneyGeneral not propose to put the words " with design " before the letter " a " ?

Mr ISAACS - No. I wish to make it clear that the intent is important, and to repeat the word "intent" in both subclause a and sub-clause b. What I have said all along is that in my opinion- the word " wilfully," once used, will cover the whole provision ; but I want to make it perfectly clear. What I propose is to strike out the word " wilfully," where now used, and'' to insert in paragraphs a and b the words " with intent. ' ' Then there can be no doubt whatever that the act complained of will have to be done " with intent." Such an amendment will meet the views of all honorable members. The word " with intent " are more ir. consonance with the ordinary phraseology of the measure.

Amendment agreed to.

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