Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Full Day's HansardDownload Full Day's Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Tuesday, 11 October 1910

Senator GUTHRIE (South Australia) -- I move-

That the words " minister of religion officiating," lines 12 and 13, be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words " justice of the peace."

I think that a minister of religion is scarcely a legal adviser, of a seaman. It is better to provide that where a will is not signed on board it shall be witnessed by the superintendent and a justice of the ' peace, instead of by a minister of religion where the will is made.

Senator Pearce - I will accept the honorable senator's amendment as an addition.

Senator GUTHRIE - I am prepared to act on the Minister's suggestion. It might be very difficult for a seaman to secure the services of a minister of religion. I ask leave to withdraw my amendment with a view to submitting a fresh proposal.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Amendments (by Senator Guthrie) proposed -

That in sub-clause b, after the word " made," line 14, the words " or is a justice " be inserted, and that the word " justice," line r5, be left out.

Suggest corrections