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Friday, 27 March 1942

Mr ARCHIE CAMERON (BARKER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Aircraft Production) - In tininterval between meetings of the House will it be possible for you, Mr. Speaker, with the assistance of the Standing Orders Committee if necessary, to deal with the tangle that has been caused as the result of a decision given in the Senate yesterday, I believe, which casts into the melting-pot the whole question of the manner and method of disallowing regulations? If tha decision given in the

Senate be correct, certain procedure insisted on by this House a year ago is wrong, and hundreds of things done in connexion with aliens tribunals are illegal. I understand that yesterday's decision was advised by the SolicitorGeneral's Department. The effect of it is, that we have the ridiculous position of one House of the Parliament ruling in one way, and the other House ruling in an entirely different way, in regard to the disallowance of regulations. Would it be possible to have the matter cleared up, so that the rights of private members in connexion with the present flood of regulations will be preserved, and will not he dependent upon the caprice or the interests of those who for the time being happen to be Ministers of the Crown?

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