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Friday, 16 May 1930

Senator BARNES (Victoria) (Assistant Minister) . - I should like to see the amendment agreed to, and Senator McLachlan's assurance accepted that he will recommit the bill. I recall a conversation that I had with Senator Daly on this point. He was much concerned about the matter for reasons that had come under his notice in the practice of his profession. That is why he desired to have the bill amended in the way suggested by Senator McLachlan. I am not in a position to inform the committee of the reason which prompted Senator Daly to suggest the amendment, but I am prepared to accept Senator McLachlan's assurance that it will be recommitted.

Proposed new clause agreed to.

Clauses 74 to 76 agreed to.

Clause 77 -

(   1 ) If a company declines to accept any proof of age tendered by or in respect of a policy-owner who has died during the first year of insurance, or in respect of a policy issued prior to the commencement of this act, the policy-owner or his legal representative may apply to the court on motion for an order directing the company to accept the proof tendered.

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