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Wednesday, 18 November 1959


Sir GARFIELD BARWICK (Parramatta) (Attorney-General) . - I move -

In sub-clause (4.), after " marriage " insert " or for a decree of nullity of a voidable marriage ".

I might shortly explain to the committee that the basis for jurisdiction in the case of a voidable marriage is domicile, and the bill as drawn does not clearly show that it is domicile as distinct from residence. The purpose of this amendment and the one which will follow is simply to ensure that the basis of jurisdiction in the case of nullity of a voidable marriage is domicile, while in the case of nullity of a void marriage it is simply residence.







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