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Friday, 1 November 1912

In Committee(Consideration of House of Representatives' message resumed from 31st October, vide page 4910) :

Clause 75 (Time for payment of wages on foreign-going ships).

House of Respresentative? Amendment.- After sub-clause 1 insert the following new subclause : - (ia) In cases where the. seamen are engaged on time or running agreement on an Australiantrade or limited coast-trade ship, all wages earned shall be paid monthly not later than the first day of each month, or thereafter within twenty-four hours after the ship first arrives at any port in Australia at which there is a bank.

Upon which Senator Pearce had" moved -

That the amendment be agreed to.

Upon which Senator Chataway had moved -

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

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