Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Wednesday, 27 July 1921

Senator ELLIOTT - Yes. And he may be deemed to be guilty at anytime during the period thatthe employee remains with him.

Senator JOHN D MILLEN (TASMANIA) - What provision would the honorable senator make?

Senator ELLIOTT - If a man is charged with a crime; there is a proper and regular way of proceeding against him, but it is not usual under British law to assume the guilt of the person who is charged. If the period within which a prosecution under the clause mighttake place were limited to six months, there might not be so much objection to the clause ; but as the clause stands, an employer might not be proceeded against until twenty years had elapsed, when he could not produce evidence in rebuttal of the charge. As the Minister does not seem inclined to suggest a limitation, I move -

That sub-clause (2) be left out.

Suggest corrections