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Wednesday, 27 November 1935

Senator BRENNAN (Victoria) (Assistant Minister) . - Generally speaking, the onus of proof rests upon the accuser, and not upon the accused; but there are instances when that principle is departed from, and one of which is when the information sought lies almost exclusively in the possession of the person who is interrogated. Proposed subsection 2 is an exception to the general rule, but in a measure of this nature the departure from the general principle is justified.

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