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Wednesday, 1 August 1906

Senator DOBSON (Tasmania) .- This clause seems to provide a backhanded way of arranging the matter. I do not think there is any necessity for clause 45, which provides for the investment of compensation deposited in the Treasury. Why cannot we, in the clause before us, provide that the Minister may deposit the money in the Treasury, the sum so deposited to bear interest at 3percent. ? It appears to me that when money is kept in the Treasury, and an owner cannot be found for it, interest ought to be paid. I advise the Minister tosimply provide, at the end of this clause, that interest shall be paid, and to strike out clause 45.

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