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Thursday, 19 November 1959

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

In sub-clause (8.), omit the definitions of " petition " and " petitioner ", insert the following definitions: - " ' petition ' includes a writ of summons, a cross-petition, a counter-petition, a counter-claim and an answer; " ' petitioner ' includes a plaintiff, a crosspetitioner, a counter-petitioner, a defendant counter-claiming and a respondent seeking relief in an answer.".

This is merely formal to cover a decree being sought in an answer and not by crosspetition.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 103 to 107 - by leave - taken together, and agreed to.

Clause 108- (1.) Except to the extent to which the rules make provision for proceedings, or part ot proceedings, to be heard by a Judge sitting iri chambers, the jurisdiction of a court under this Act shall, subject to the next succeeding sub-section, be exercised in open court.

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