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Thursday, 31 October 1912

Senator CHATAWAY (Queensland) . - There is no provision in the Bill to compel a seaman to provide for the support of his wife and family by securing the payment to them of one-half of his wages.

Motion agreed to.

Amendment to clause 70 agreed to.

Clause 74 - (3.) The master shall during the voyage enter in a book as they occur, the various matters in respect of which any deductions from wages are made and the amounts of the respective deductions, and no deduction shall be allowed unless so entered.

House of Representatives' Amendments.- After " book " insert " to be kept for that purpose;" after "deductions" insert "which shall be initialed or signed by the 'seaman."

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