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Thursday, 12 July 1906

Mr PAGE (Maranoa) . - I should like a little enlightenment, in view of the remarks of the honorable member for North Sydney. Bearing in view the wording of the provision, I should like to know what would happen in the case of a sale of goods off a wrecked vessel like the Australia ?

Sir William Lyne - That would not come under the Bill, because there would be no intention to destroy Australian industries.

Mr PAGE - But the clause is most explicit, and says' nothing about intent.

Mr Isaacs - Clause 15 governs this clause, and can only operate if there is intent.

Mr PAGE - That is the position according to the Attorney-General?

Mr Isaacs - This provision does not touch the question of intent to destroy Australian industries, which there must be in every, case.

Mr PAGE - In the case which I have instanced, would there not be an intent to destroy Australian industries?

Mr Isaacs - In the case which the honorable member quoted, the clause would not apply.

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