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Wednesday, 28 October 1914


Senator TURLEY (Queensland) . - This clause provides that no prosecution can be instituted without the consent of the Attorney-General ; but subclause 2 provides that nothing in the section shall prevent the discharging of the accused if proceedings are not continued within a reasonable time. Who is to give that decision ? If the decision is to rest with a magistrate, I would point out that proceedings may not have been commenced before a magistrate, or, perhaps, they may not be continued.


Senator Gardiner - After the proceedings have been taken by the AttorneyGeneral, the Court will determine the matter.







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