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Wednesday, 25 July 1906


Senator KEATING (Tasmania) (Honorary Minister) . - That is a matter which, I venture to suggest should be considered on the clause relating to the application of the purchase money. In the meantime, it is desirable, however we may provide for the application of the purchase money, that the persons who hold the legal estate shall be empowered to convey to the Commonwealth, so that there shall be the least possible delay, and there shall not be an opportunity afforded to private individuals who desire to hoodwink the Commonwealth, to enter into deeds of trust which would in some way or other hamper its action in relation to the property. This clause, I think, should stand, and the Question of apportioning the compensation could be better determined on clauses 10 and 11.







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