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Wednesday, 20 November 1912

Senator GUTHRIE (South Australia) . - This provision has been in force for a considerable time. Section 446 of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1894 reads -

(3)   For the purposes of this Part of this Act the expression " dangerous goods " means aquafortis, vitriol, naphtha, benzine, gunpowder, lucifer matches, nitro-glycerine, petroleum, any explosives within the meaning of the Explosives Act 1S75, and any other goods which are of a dangerous nature.

Senator Lt Colonel Sir Albert Gould - Are seamen and apprentices allowed to refuse to go to sea in consequence of such goods being on board ?

Senator GUTHRIE - Yes. There is a penalty on a ship for taking dangerous goods. Lucifer matches would be dangerous.

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