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Tuesday, 28 June 1904

Mr ROBINSON (Wannon) - I should like to suggest a verbal amendment of the amendment. If the phrase, "if it be proved," be strictly interpreted, it might have the effect of placing very great difficulties in the way of any employe' who desires to show that an organization is acting unfairly towards him. He may have to come from a great distance to give strictly technical proof that the object of the section is being defeated'. I suggest, therefore, that the expression used should be, " if in the opinion of the Court."

Mr Watson - " Proved to the satisfaction of the Court " is the same thing.

Mr ROBINSON - The expression used in the amendment is, "if it be proved." " If in the opinion of the Court," is the usual phrase, and I suggest that this phrase should be used here, if the honorable and learned member for Bendigo has no objection.

Sir John Quick - I have no objection, if the Prime Minister has none.

Mr Watson - I have no objection.

Mr ROBINSON - I move-

That the amendment be amended by leaving out the words :1 it be proved that," with a view to insert .in lieu thereof the words, " in the opinion of the Court."

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