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Wednesday, 27 November 1935

Senator COLLINGS (Queensland) . - Honorable senators in Opposition object to the subversion of British justice contained in the words "proof whereof shall lie upon him." Honorable senators supporting the Government are already aware that we do not believe that the proof should lie upon the accused. Those who bring a man before a court should prove his guilt, and not ask the accused to prove his innocence. I move -

That the words " (proof whereof shall lie upon him)," proposed sub-section 2, be left out.

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