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Friday, 1 November 1912

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister of Defence) . - This amendment is required for reasons given in connexion with a similar alteration in clause 48 and the insertion of a definition of " proper authority " in clause . 5. It is necessary, wherever " superintendent " afterwards appears, to substitute " proper authority," which in certain cases includes the superintendent. I move -

That the amendment be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

Clause 92 - (1.) Where a seaman is engaged in Australia for a voyage or engagement which is to terminate in Australia he shall not be entitled to sue in any Court abroad for wages, unless he is discharged with such sanction as is required by this Act, and with the written consent of the master, or proves such ill-usage on the part or by the authority of the master as to warrant reasonable apprehension of danger to his life or health if he were to remain on board.

House of Representatives' Amendment.- Omit "this Act," insert "law."

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