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Thursday, 3 March 1932

Mr SCULLIN (Yarra) .- The regulations must be consistent with the bill. The Commonwealth must have power to call for returns and documents, and a refusal to comply must be punishable. I would not whittle away the right of this Parliament to give effect to its legislation; it must have power to require State servants to produce documents. We have only to provide safeguards against undue interference with the employees of another government. The services referred to by the honorable member for Calare (Mr. Thorby) are not analogous to the duties to be imposed by this clause, because those services are rendered by agreement between the Commonwealth and State Governments. Paragraph b may allow of unwarrantable interference with State officers, and in that way might prove vexatious. It should be struck out.

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