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Wednesday, 9 November 1921

Senator FOLL - That is clear proof in support of all I said with regard to clause 53, namely, that, in effect, the chairman of the Appeal Board will be the actual judge. The officer representing the Department will look after the interests of his Department, and the member of the Board elected as a representative of the division to which the appellant belongs, will naturally look after the interests of the appellant. This is why I suggested that the chairman should be appointed from outside the Service.

Senator Russell - Every day magistrates and Judges in our Courts are calling upon appellants to pay the costs of frivolous appeals.

Senator FOLL - I do not see how we can compare the proceedings of the Ap peal Board with those of our civil Courts. The Appeal Board will be concerned only with the internal working of the Departments.

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