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Wednesday, 1 August 1906

Senator STEWART (Queensland) . - Does this clause mean that when the Commonwealth Government have deposited the money in the Treasury, all responsibility to the owner of the compensation ceases - that the Commonwealth Government are not to be bound to see that the person entitled to the compensation gets it?

Senator Keating - It is left to the person entitled to take the compensation ; the responsibility is thrown on him. That is the existing law.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 49 -

1.   If any land acquired under this Act by agreement is subject to a mortgage, the Minister may pay off the mortgage.

2.   In order thereto the Minister shall give notice to the mortgagee that he intends at or before the expiration of six months from the date of the notice to pay off the mortgage, and to pay to the mortgagee the amount to which he is entitled under this section.........

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