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Friday, 25 September 1970


Mr Malcolm Fraser (WANNON, VICTORIA) - Earlier this year the Government made a number of decisions which needed to be made before detailed drafting could proceed in relation to this matter. As my colleague the Attorney-General knows particularly, it has been a heavy year for drafting. The Leader of the Opposition knows of the steps that the Government has taken to expedite matters in this area. Whether or not the measures can be introduced in this session will depend very largely on the drafting. 1 would be hopeful that they might, but 1 cannot give any undertaking to the House that they can be. The number of important decisions that the Government had to take before drafting could proceed were decided by the Government very early in this calendar year.







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