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Friday, 27 July 1906


Senator KEATING (Tasmania) (Honorary Minister) . - I will put this case to Senator Walker : Suppose that in resuming land we take a strip along the border of a man's property which might be worth ; £100, whilst the block from which it is taken might be worth some thousands of pounds. It is clear that the actual improvement in value of the balance of the property due to the construction of the public work might amount to considerably more than the actual value of the strip of land taken. What are we to do in such a case as that? Are we to pay the owner the value of the strip taken, without taking into consideration the value added to the rest of his property?







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