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Wednesday, 24 October 1973
Page: 1404


Senator CAVANAGH (South AustraliaMinister for Aboriginal Affairs) - The only information which I can give the honourable senator is that it is the Administration's desire, which has been worked out, I believe, with the Minister for External Territories (Mr Morrison), that the judges whom it is anticipated will be appointed would come from a variety of countries. Some will come from Asian countries, and some will come from countries which are not members of the Commonwealth. Therefore the new clause provides an oath of service rather than an oath of allegiance. I take it that the service is to the country which they are serving. There is no allegiance to a Queen who is not the ruler of the home country of the judge. I can take the matter no further than that.







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