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Wednesday, 10 June 1970


Mr Daly asked the Attorney-General, upon notice:

In view of his reply to my question No. 858 (Hansard, 5 May 1970, pages 1639-40) does he confirm that a professed member of the Communist Party, subject to appropriate qualifications and experience, would not be prejudiced when considering appointments as judges and magistrates.


Mr Hughes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Should it fall to me, as Attorney-General, to make a recommendation for the appointment of a judge or magistrate, I shall take into account all matters that I consider relevant.

Party names on ballot papers (Question No. 141)


Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice:

Can he state in respect of which national, State or provincial legislatures the names of political parties are permitted or required to be placed beside the names of candidates on ballot-papers at elections.


Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The required information is nol held by my Department, but the following particulars have been furnished by courtesy of the National Librarian.

There is great variety in types of ballot-papers, candidates' lists associated with the voting procedures, and the manner of voting. However, the following list includes those countries where the arrangement of lists or ballot-papers, or the method of voting, involve identification of the candidate by party. It should be noted that the information for several countries does not indicate clearly whether symbols allotted to candidates are those representing a party or whether they are symbols peculiar to that candidate. These countries are: Ghana (Gold Coast), Jamaica, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sudan and Uganda.

 

 

 

Northern Territory Legislative Council: Absence of Quorum (Question No. 949)


Dr Patterson asked the Minister for the

Interior, upon notice:

What action does he intend to take regarding the political and constitutional position in the Northern Territory which led to the absence of a quorum in the Legislative Council on the morning of 6th May 1970.


Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Legislative Council was informed on 26th May of the Government's response to the Council's resolution requesting the appointment of an independent person to inquire into the administrative and political arrangements for the Northern Territory.

Northern Territory Legislative Council: Grievances (Question No. 993)


Dr Patterson asked the Minister for the

Interior, upon notice:

(1)   Have the grievances of the Northern Territory Legislative Council been considered by him or by the Cabinet

(2)   If so, have decisions been reached.

(3)   If decisions have been reached, when will they be conveyed to the Legislative Council.


Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   to (3). See answer to Question 949.







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