Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 86

Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 86

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...cannot be a settler who is very much in need of assistance, and, at any rate, ho is not the man, par excellence, who strikes one as requiring and deserving assistance. The truth is, as has been said before, he is a man who has got more land than he ought to have. and more land than is good for him, and the credit of the State will, in many cases, be used improperly; and those settlers who require assistance the most will not get any under a Bill of this sort; and the struggling settlers who are just settling upon the land---the men who are taking up land, and are not in a position to borrow money from the money-lenders in the ordinary vay of business--will not be assisted. It has been said that this scheme has been before the country in various ways, and has been discussed a good deal; but will anybody undertake to say that this scheme, or anything like the scheme embodied in this Bill, has been before the country in any shape'? I am certain that the impression abroad before this Bill was published was that it would be a measure to provide for assistance to the smaller men, who could not in the nature of the circumstances get the necessary money at:1. low rate of interest in the ordinary way. I am quite sure that it is a complete delusion to say, or to imagine, that there was any idea in the country that any such scheme as this was to be brought before this Parliament. I am quite sure that whatever ideas were abroad were entirely difierent from the ideas embodied in this Bill; and I am sure that they were of a much more modest and simple nature than the proposal we now have before us. Now, we have been told--and here again I must refer to the Hon. Mr. McLean--that it would be a very good thing for the banks if the farmers were more

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  • United States
  • English
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