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Tuesday, 7 December 1976
Page: 3396

Mr Eric Robinson (MCPHERSON, QUEENSLAND) - I listened very carefully to the honourable member for Scullin (Dr Jenkins) and I will take his comments into account when we are looking at further amendments to the legislation next year. But we are not in a position to accept the amendment now.

Amendment negatived.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 8 agreed to.

Clause 9.

Sections 31, 32 and 33 of the Principal Act are repealed and the following sections substituted:- "31.(1) The Commission shall consist of-

(a)   6 Commissioners, comprising, in respect of each State, a person ordinarily resident in that State; and

(b)   3 other Commissioners. "(2 ) At least 2 of the Commissioners shall be women.

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