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Friday, 7 October 1927


Senator FOLL (Queensland) .- As justices of the peace are not appointed by the Commonwealth authorities, I should like to know if a justice of the peace in one State is entitled to witness an application for a postal vote' in another State. No provision is made in the clause for a member of the Senate or of the House ofRepresentatives to witness applications. Surelymembers of Parliament should be included in the list of authorized witnesses.


Senator Duncan - That would be unwise; they might be interested in the election.


Senator FOLL - Some senators, for instance, would not be seeking re-election, and should be allowed to witness applications. As a justice of the peace I am entitled to witness applications; but as a member of the Senate I have not that right. Will the Minister give attention to that aspect of the question, and agree to an amendment in the direction I have suggested ?







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