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Thursday, 19 November 1959


Sir GARFIELD BARWICK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Attorney-General) . - I move -

After clause 31, insert the following new clause: - "31a. A decree of dissolution of marriage shall not be made upon the ground specified in paragraph (j) of section twenty-seven of this Act unless the court is satisfied that reasonable attempts have been made by the petitioner to enforce the order or agreement under which the maintenance was ordered or agreed to be paid.".

This proposed new clause is designed as a precaution to ensure that the ground is not used collusively.

Proposed new clause agreed to.







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