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Tuesday, 28 August 1906

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) . - I think that sub-clause 2 could be considerably improved, because at present it is certainly open to two interpretations. What is intended is that the Court shall have regard to the efficiency of the management, and so forth, being equal and uptodate ; but the sub-clause is open to the construction that if one factory is inefficient and out-of-date, the competition of an efficient and up-to-date factory shall be regarded as unfair. With a view to more clearly expressing the intention of the clause, I move -

That the words" the efficiency of," in subclause 2, line17, be left out, and that the following words be aded to the sub-clause : " being reasonably efficient, effective, and up-to-date."

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