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Friday, 8 December 1905

Senator DOBSON (Tasmania) -I am aware that there is no chance of defeating this part of the Bill, but it will do gross injustice to Tasmania, and nothing shows more clearly that the whole thing is illegal and unconstitutional. We have no Arbitration Act, and no Wages Boards in Tasmania.

Senator Playford - We have heard all this before, and the time of the compact is up.

Senator DOBSON - I am determined that the honorable senator shall hear it again, in order that the position in which he proposes to place Tasmania shall be brought home to his mind. If this amendment becomes law, every State in the Commonwealth, with the exception of Tasmania, wil be able to apply for a Commonwealth Trade Mark. That is discriminating against the State, and it will be inflicting a gross wrong and injustice.

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