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Wednesday, 6 December 1911

Senator McGREGOR (South AustraliaVicePresident of the Executive Council) . - I move -

That after the word " Dominions," line 10, the words " or of any foreign country " be inserted.

In our taxation legislation we endeavour to avoid double taxation, and in this case we want to endeavour to prevent the duplication of damages. We desire to prevent a seaman, or an officer, or anybody else, from getting compensation in Australia under this measure, and then, under the law of a foreign country, claiming compensation there. It is to make it quite clear that a seaman cannot obtain compensation twice that the amendment is proposed.

Senator Guthrie - He could not do it in any circumstances.

Senator McGREGOR - The amendment is proposed to remove any doubt.

Amendment agreed to.

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