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Thursday, 26 February 1987
Page: 873

Mr RUDDOCK(10.14) —This Bill, as disclosed by its short title, is the Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Bill of 1986. The reasons for having a Bill dealing with the matter of cross-vesting of the jurisdiction of courts is to enable the provision of jurisdiction to our State courts in relation to certain Federal matters. In the context of the title, I want to present some of the background to these proceedings and the reason that we are pressing on with legislation of this sort at this time.

Consideration interrupted.

The CHAIRMAN —Order! It being 10.15 p.m., I shall report progress.

Progress reported.