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Thursday, 14 September 1978


Senator DURACK -I take it that Senator Mulvihill is referring to the vexed problem known as the Moore v. Doyle situation. Is that the one?


Senator Mulvihill - Yes.


Senator DURACK -I thought so. That is why I have decided that at this stage I should fall back on my right not to give legal opinions in answer to questions. I recognise the enormous complexities and difficulties that are inherent in this and the lengthy debates, political and otherwise, that have gone on about it, and the concern felt by everyone who works in this jurisdiction. I will refer the matter to the Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and discuss with him just what is the present state of play, if I might use that expression, in relation to the problem.


Senator Button - It is an eight-year-old game.


Senator DURACK -Yes. There are a lot of games that go on for longer than that. Some of them go on forever. I hope, having done that, I will be in a better position to provide a more detailed answer to Senator Mulvihill 's question.







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