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Thursday, 2 December 1965

Mr SNEDDEN (Bruce) (AttorneyGeneral) . - I apologise to the honorable member for not making this point clear. I had made a note of it, but I overlooked it. " Places " has its normal meaning. For instance a place could be in Melbourne. Two people talking about it would identify it by saying " it is that place ". It will be within the capability of the parties to an agreement to identify the place. In legislation one would not attempt to define the sort of places upon which parties could agree. In their agreement the parties will nominate the place, and the agreement will speak for itself. The word " places " - in the plural as it appears in the Bill - is therefore ambulatory and in the ambulatory sense it will cover those places agreed upon. There is no escape from the use of the words on which the parties agree.

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