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Friday, 21 May 1965

Senator GORTON - The AttorneyGeneral has supplied the following answer -

The honorable senator's question involves an examination of the present position under Commonwealth acts, ordinances and regulations which in the main are administered by other Ministers and it would therefore be necessary for each of those Ministers to be consulted before a detailed reply could be given to the question. So far as my own Department is concerned, the only provision that might be thought to come within the purview of the question is section 5 of the Juries Ordinance of the Australian Capital Territory, as to which action is in train for its amendment to remove the present racial disqualification.

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