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Wednesday, 1 August 1906

Senator KEATING (Tasmania) (Honorary Minister) . - I think I indicated the reason for the alteration in moving the second reading of the Bill. In actual practice it has been found that in some instances claims for compensation have not been furnished within the time prescribed by the existing Act, and, owing to the hardandfast rule applied!, it is now necessary for a claimant desiring an extension of time in a meritorious case to go to the High Court, a:nd incur the costs and delay involved in making his application. The alteration referred to in this clause is to enable a claimant to secure assent to an application for an extension! of time, without any necessity for recourse to that tribunal at all.

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