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Wednesday, 28 September 1910

Senator GUTHRIE (South Australia) . - I wish to point out to Senator St. Ledger that, in certain circumstances, we should handicap our own ships if we did not enact this provision. Suppose that a fleet of British ships started to run between the Commonwealth and New Zealand. Although their manning might be superior to that of a foreign ship, still it would not be up to our standard, and, in the absence of this provision, a preference would be given to those British ships as against our own ships.

Senator Millen - Suppose that a line of foreign ships started to run between the Commonwealth and New Zealand, how should we stand then?

Senator GUTHRIE - We should have to take other means to prevent that.

Senator Millen - You would not take any means at all.

Senator GUTHRIE - There are other means which could be adopted, and other means have been adopted.

Senator Millen - Why do you not take them?

Senator GUTHRIE - We shall do so by-and-by.

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