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Wednesday, 27 May 1942


Senator ASHLEY (New South WalesPostmasterGeneral) . - An important question in this discussion is whether a court of marine inquiry is superior to a criminal court. Often appeals are made to a government for the reduction of penalties inflicted by a criminal court, and there might be good reason, because of extenuating circumstances, or the production of fresh evidence, why the penalty should be reduced. I have to ¬ębe convinced that a court of marine inquiry is superior to a criminal court.







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