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Thursday, 31 October 1912

Senator CHATAWAY (Queensland) . - I do not altogether agree with the suggestion of Senator Gould, but it seems to me that we might meet the case easily. Suppose that a ship arrives in port just after banking hours on Saturday, and leaves at 5 o'clock on the Monday morning. The seamen might not then be able to get their wages.

Senator Guthrie - There has been no trouble in that direction in the past.

Senator CHATAWAY - I think that we ought to insert some such words as " all wages earned shall be paid monthly, not later than the nearest banking day to the end of each month."

Senator Lt Colonel Sir Albert Gould - Some date must be mentioned.

Senator CHATAWAY - I do not know why. 1 move -

That the word "first" be left out of the amendment, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words "nearest banking."

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