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Friday, 3 November 1905

Senator HENDERSON (Western Australia) - I am sincerely glad that the Government accept the amendment, without attempting to discuss the merits or demerits of the right of these licensees to compensation in the event of their licences being taken from them. ' The amendment meets with my; entire approval, although I must express the same regret that Senator de Largie has expressed, namely, that the Bill was not returned from the House of Representatives with the precise provision inserted by the Senate. A system of compensation in the liquor trade has never, in any cases within my experience, worked fairly, and my own opinion is that compensation, if any, should not be received, but paid by those interested in the liquor trade, seeing the immense injury that trade has inflicted on the community.

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