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Tuesday, 12 December 1911


Senator McGREGOR (South Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) . - Senator Stewart will understand that it is a principle of this Bill that no one. shall be represented before the Court by counsel or solicitor. Clause 12,. as the honorable senator has shown, provides that no organization or persons shall be represented before the Court, under this Bill, by counsel or solicitor, and surely the Public Service Commissioner, or the Minister of a Department affected by a claim will come under the meaning of "person." The Public Service Commissioner, or the Minister, or both, might be away when a claim was being considered by the Court, and they must necessarily have the right to be represented by some other person, but no one under this Bill will have the right to be represented by counsel or solicitor.


Senator Rae - Could the clause not be made more clear? In what way would the Public Service Commissioner, or the Minister, be represented?


Senator McGREGOR - By an officer of the Department affected, just as an organization would be represented by one of its officers.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 6 to 10 agreed to.

Clause 11 -

No costs shall be allowed in respect of any proceedings under this Act.







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