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Thursday, 2 November 1911

Senator FINDLEY (Victoria) (Honorary Minister) . - I move -

That the word "may," line 3, be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the word " shall."

Very often doubt has arisen in connexion with Acts of Parliament as to whether the word " may " is to be interpreted as an imperative direction or not. We do not want any ambiguity in this clause.

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