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Thursday, 12 May 1921

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for Defence) . - The matter is simple enough if the honorable senator will have regard to the use of the opening words of the section proposed to be amended, " For the purposes of legal proceedings - . " It is possible that in connexion with these things it may be necessary to take legal proceedings, and the question is who is to take them. Obviously, it cannot be the persons who subscribed the money or the band instruments. They would not be a legal entity. The purpose of the section is to provide a legal entity to take legal proceedings where that is necessary in connexion with money or goods subscribed in the way provided for.

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