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Wednesday, 1 December 1965

Mr SNEDDEN (Bruce) (AttorneyGeneral) . - The Government is not prepared to accept the amendment. The next sub-clause after the sub-clause proposed to be inserted by the honorable gentleman provides for the situation where two members of the tribunal are not in agreement. At that point of time the President can appoint the third member to resolve the disagreement. What the honorable gentleman is seeking to provide for is already provided for, but quite apart from that there is yet another ground for not accepting this amendment. The honorable gentleman proposes that leave should be obtained from the Court. The Court can have no part in the determination of whether or not a matter is consistent with or contrary to the public interest. Therefore, the Government is not prepared to accept the amendment.

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