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Wednesday, 3 August 1921

The PRESIDENT - Perhaps Senator Elliott may wish to speak on that point.

Senator Elliott - I do not think the case before the Court touches the question in dispute at all. The position is that an injunction has been obtained restraining the trustees from proceeding with the registration of a proposed company; but that does not touch the matter of the Minister for Repatriation (Senator Millen) handing over the property to trustees.

Senator Pearce - Is not the lawsuit on the subject of the property being handed over?

Senator Elliott - Incidentally, it may mean that the men are to be deprived of this property if the company is formed; but the Court has granted an injunction restraining the company from proceeding. The injunction has not been made perpetual, and the matter has been adjourned, with a view to a settlement being arrived at.

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Is the matter to which the honorable senator intends to refer sub judice?

Senator Pearce - Is not the agreement the subject of the controversy?

Senator Elliott - Something may turnon the interpretation of the trust deed entered into by the Minister for Repatriation. That is subject to the interpretation by the Court; but I do not think any discussion here will prejudice the case in any way.

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