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Friday, 20 July 1906

Mr WEBSTER (Gwydir) .- Measures such as that now before us are sometimes very puzzling to laymen. I cannot see any reason why some general rule should not be adopted that would apply to practitioners in Federal and States Courts alike. I am very pleased that the honorable and learned member for Corio mentioned the matter. He indicated that the initial charge made by a Federal solicitor, such as the honorable member for Parramatta might become, would be 6s. 8d. The sudden jump made bv the honorable member for Parramatta from 6s. 8d. to £5 5s. may afford some indication of the readiness with which Chat honorable gentleman sometimes changes his opinions. I do not think we should interfere in this matter until we can make a thorough change, and bring about uniform rules.

Amendment of the amendment declared to have passed in the affirmative. "

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