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Thursday, 3 March 1932


Mr BRUCE (FLINDERS, VICTORIA) (Assistant Treasurer) (2:40 AM) . - I move -

That the following new clauses be inserted: - " 20a. In any proceedings whatsoever, a certificate of the Auditor-General, given in pursuance of sub-section (1.) of section five of this act, shall be prima facie evidence that the amount certified to be due and payable and unpaid by a State to the Commonwealth under or by virtue of the Financial Agreements is so due and payable and unpaid, and that the sums comprised in that amount are due and payable and unpaid in respect of the items set forth in the certificate." " 20b. The mere production of the Gazette containing what purports to be a copy of a certificate given by the Auditor-General in pursuance of this act shall in all courts be evidence that a certificate in the terms appearing in the Gazette was given by the AuditorGeneral in pursuance of this act."







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