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Wednesday, 27 July 1921

Senator BENNY (South Australia) . - I remind honorable senators of the well-known legal maxim, Nemo tenetur seipsum accusare, the meaning of which is that "no one is obliged to incriminate himself." The procedure laid down in the clause is tanta: mount to a violation of British justice. The Government should not seek to compel an employer to go to the expense and trouble of tendering evidence in proof that an employee had left his service for some reason other than his association with certain proceedings before the Tariff Board.

Senator JOHN D MILLEN (TASMANIA) - He would be a sorry type of employer who could not find a good excuse for " sacking " an employee without securing legal advice to help him out.

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