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Wednesday, 4 October 1911
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Senator ST LEDGER (Queensland) . - In Queensland this question was discussed very closely in all its bearings quite recently when a section of the Navigation Act was repealed, and a provision in very much the same direction as that the Minister proposes was substituted. The alteration of the law arose out of the wrecks of the Waitara and the Eastern in Moreton Bay. Long and costly litigation ensued, and it might be well for the Minister and the Crown Law officers to look carefully into the circumstances which called for an amendment of the law in Queensland.

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