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Wednesday, 13 December 1905

Senator PLAYFORD (South Australia) (Minister of Defence) . - I move -

That the Bill be reconsidered with a view to the insertion of a new clause to follow clause 1.

The object is to provide that the Bill shall come into operation on a day to be fixed by proclamation. It is necessary that time should be given to enable officers throughout the Commonwealth, ship-owners, agents, and others concerned, to become acquainted with the provisions of the Bill before it is brought into operation.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Motion (by Senator Playford) proposed -

That the following new clause be inserted to follow clause 1 : - " ia. This Act shall commence on a day to be fixed by proclamation."

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