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Thursday, 3 December 1936


Senator BRENNAN (Victoria) (Assistant Minister) . - I move -

That the amendment be agreed to.

When the bill was originally before this chamber, it was intended that it should come into operation during the current year. It has since been decided that it will not be proclaimed, if it is eventually agreed to, until the 1st January, 1937. In consequence the words which the House of Representatives has struck out have become redundant. This explanation applies also to proposed amendments Nos. 2 . and 3.

Motion agreed to.

House of Representatives' amendment No.2. - Omit " , or shall come into operation,".

Motion (by Senator Brennan) agreed to-

That the amendment be agreed to.

House of Representatives' amendment No.3. - Omit " , or receives,".

Motion (by Senator Brennan) agreed to-

That the amendment he agreed to.

House of Representatives' amendmentNo.4. - After "Act" insert " (other than an act to alter the Constitution) ".

Senator BRENNAN(Victoria- Assis

That the amendment be agreed to.

It is proposed that these words shall be inserted in sub-section 1a. Honorable senators will recall that the coming into operation of an act was to be delayed for 28 days in order that far-distant States might first have an opportunity to become acquainted with its provisions. It is now proposed that this provision shall not apply to acts designed to secure an alteration of the Constitution.

Motion agreed to.

House of Representatives' amendment No. 5.

At the end of the clause add the following sub-section : - (1b) Every act to alter the Constitution to which the Royal Assent is given by the Governor-General for and on behalf of the King on or after the first day of January, One thousand nine hundred and thirty-seven shall come into operation on the day on which that act receives theRoyal Assent, unless the contrary intention appears in that act ' ". . .







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