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Thursday, 14 April 1904

Mr DEAKIN (Ballarat) (Minister for External Affairs) . - I confess that the suggestion is practical, but am not' aware that a penalty exceeding six months' imprisonment has yet been imposed for an offence against Commonwealth law. I do not anticipate the imposition of greater penalty, save in some rare instance

Mr Crouch - Under the Electoral Act. we provide for lengthy terms of imprisonment.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 6 and 7 agreed to.

Clause 8 (Aiding or abetting an offence to be deemed an offence).

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