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Wednesday, 1 December 1976

Mr WENTWORTH (Mackellar) -I move:

In the definition 'Aboriginal', after 'Australia' add 'and is registered or entitled to be registered under the provisions of paragraph 24 (a) or who has been nominated by a person so registered as a member of his land-owning clan or group'.

If honourable members look at the Bill as drafted they will see that Aboriginal means 'a person who is a member of the Aboriginal race of Australia'. That might mean that a person who had one sixty-fourth part Aboriginal blood would qualify under the definition. Could I say something about the definition of Aboriginal?

Mr Les Johnson (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I take a point of order. As I understand the position, the Minister is regarded as having moved clause 3, and the Opposition is given the call in respect of the clause.

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