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Wednesday, 27 May 1914


Senator O'KEEFE (TASMANIA) - Do I understand that the Government have appointed a Royal Commission to inquire into the general question of trusts and combines, or into the operations of a specific trust or combine ?


Senator MILLEN - The Government have made the Commission wide and general.


Senator FINDLEY - Is it not a fact that a decision of the Privy Council will preclude a Royal Commission from compelling witnesses to give evidence regarding any business outside of Australia with which they may be concerned.


Senator MILLEN - I am asked if it is a fact that a decision of the Privy Council has a certain bearing or effect. I am not in a position to answer that question, which is purely a legal one.


Senator Findley - Has it not been so decided by the Privy Council?







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