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Thursday, 2 December 1965

Mr BUCHANAN (McMillan) .- I wish to comment on the point made by the honorable member for Evans (Dr. Mackay) that the President would make the decision as to whether a member should sit on the Tribunal. He strongly stressed the fact that it might be desirable for a member who has an interest in a matter to sit. But the point of the amendment proposed by the honorable member for Mackellar (Mr. Went- worth) is that the interest of the member should be made public so that the parties may decide whether they want him to sit. If the member had to disclose his interest to the president, then the president, because of his legal background and because of the atmosphere in which he has been trained, has to say that the member cannot sit.

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