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Friday, 8 December 1905

Senator KEATING (Tasmania) (Honorary Minister) . - In paragraph c of subclause 2 of new clause 73a, it is provided that a mark is properly applied to goods-

Senator Drake - I beg pardon, it says " falsely applied."

Senator KEATING - Yes, in the governing words. The workers' trade mark is falsely applied unless one or other of certain sets of circumstances arise, the implication being that when they do arise it is not falsely applied.

Senator Drake - Does the Minister say that that application is sufficient to compel the proprietor to allow the use of the mark ?

Senator KEATING - If the proprietor employs labour conforming to the conditions indicated by the mark in the production of a certain class of goods he may apply it to them.

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