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Friday, 10 November 1905

Question - That the word " Commerce," proposed to be left out, be left out - put. The Committee divided.

DIVISION:NOES 15 (3 majority) AYES 12 PAIRS 0

Majority ... ... 3






Question so resolved in the negative.

Amendment negatived.

Senator PULSFORD(New South Wales). - The narrow division in which a majority was secured by the votes of two members of the Ministry, must, I think, be accepted as indicating that it would have been reasonable and fair of them to have agreed to the amendment. But I do not suppose that the resources of civilization are yet exhausted. There may be found some means to bring this title more into conformity, with the measure itself, and enable the representatives of the Government within this Chamber, to fall more into line with what I think is the feeling of Ministers in another place. The Committee have decided not to omit the word " commerce," but I think honorable senators may be willing to insert a word or two in order to attain a more explicit definition. As a reasonable sug gestion, to which I think Ministers can have no objection, I move -

That after the word " Commerce," the words " (Fraudulent Marks)" be inserted.

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