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Thursday, 19 November 1959

Sir GARFIELD BARWICK (Parramatta) (Attorney-General) . - I move -

After " attachment ", insert " or by sequestration ".

The need for this amendment was borne in on me by an actual instance that I had of a man who went to gaol for a motor car offence. He refused to pay his wife's alimony. There was no sense in attaching him, to put him in gaol, for he was there already. The only means of getting the money from him was by sequestrating some of his property. As this power existed in the New South Wales law, his wife obtained her alimony. I had not thought of the need for this provision, but when my attention was called to it, I felt that the power to sequestrate should be given in this legislation.

Amendment agreed to.

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