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Thursday, 5 December 1974


Mr LIONEL BOWEN (KingsfordSmithSpecial Minister of State) - by leave- I refer the Committee to Part IV of the Bill which concerns the ' Restoration of Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance', and to the first Schedule of the Bill which reads in part:

'SCHEDULE 4 OATH

I, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Queen of Australia her heirs and successors according to law and that I will loyally as in duty bound uphold the Constitution and the laws of Australia.

AFFIRMATION

I, do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Queen of Australia her heirs and successors according to law and that I will loyally as in duty bound uphold the Constitution and laws of Australia.

'SCHEDULES OATH

I, do swear that I will well and truly serve our Sovereign Lady the Queen as a member of the Appeal Board constituted under the Public Service Act 1922-19 , for the purpose of the appeal made by (here insert the name of appellant) (or in the case of the Chairman or elected representative of the Division to which the appellant belongs as a member of any Appeal Board constituted under the Public Service Act 1922-19 , of which I may be a member) and that I will perform the duties and exercise the powers imposed or conferred upon me as such member without fear or favour affection or ill-will.

AFFIRMATION

I, do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will well and truly serve our Sovereign Lady the Queen as a member of the Appeal Board constituted under the Public Service Act 1922-19 , for the purpose of the appeal made by (here insert name of appellant ) (or in the case of the Chairman or elected representative of the Division to which the appellant belongs as a member of any Appeal Board constituted under the Public Service Act 1922-19 , of which I may be a member) and that I will perform the duties and exercise the powers imposed or conferred upon me as such member without fear or favour affection or ill-will.

SCHEDULE 6 OATH

I, do swear that I will well and truly serve our Sovereign Lady the Queen as a member of a Promotions Appeal Committee constituted under the Public Service Act 1 922- 1 974 and that I will perform the duties and exercise the powers imposed or conferred upon me as such member without fear or favour affection or ill-will.

I, do solemnly and sincerely affirm and declare that I will well and truly serve our Sovereign Lady the Queen as a member of a Promotions Appeal Committee constituted under the Public Service Act 1922-1974 and that I will perform the duties and exercise the powers imposed or conferred upon me as such member without fear or favour affection or ill-will. '.

I move:

Omit pan IV.

In Schedule 1 , omit proposed Schedules 4, 5 and 6.

These amendments have been explained already in my second reading speech, and I have moved accordingly.







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