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brought out into the light of day," the Attorney-General said.

. Senator Murphy said there would be discussions as

soon as possible with the Law Societies about his proposals.

He would be meeting the President of the Law, Society of

New. South Wales tomorrow and would be raising the matter with him .

He said harmonious and co-operative discussions had

already taken place with the Law Society in South Australia

about the community legal aid centres and it was expected that such a centre would soon be opened in Adelaide.

. _ It is proposed that the centre would house . .

_ . the Legal Aid Committee;

' ·. ' the Law Society Legal Advisory Service;

, the Law Society itself, and, . .

. . ' the Australian Legal Aid Office. · ■ ■ · · . ' . . · . * ' ■ τ ’ .

. . The Attorney-General said, he hoped this legal aid .

centre would be the first of many such centres throughout

Australia. . . . -

Canberra. .

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' · - The Film Board of Review today unanimously upheld

the Film Censorship Board’s decision to refuse to register the film "Deep Throat".

. The Film Censorship. Board, by a majority of 8 to 1,

rejected the film on the ground of indecency. . . .

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PROVISION BEING MADE FOR REMOVAL OF

N.T. COURT FEES

Provision is now being made for the removal of

most Northern Territory court fees. . " . ' -

This follows the policy announcement by the

Australian Attorney-General, Senator Lionel Murphy, Q.C. .

earlier this year that fees, other than those relating

to services by the courts, should be removed. ■

A spokesman said today that.the Attorney-General * s

Department was anxious to implement the proposals for

abolition of fees in all jurisdictions without delay.

He said it was anticipated that fees relating to

civil proceedings in both the local and Supreme courts would be removed at an early date. . .

When this was achieved then the public would be advised.

. The. spokesman said that legislation for the removal of other fees in force under Northern Territory ordinances

was introduced by the Crown Law Officer at the May sitting

of the Legislative Council, but was deferred.

It would have to await approval at the next sitting.

Canberra. .

June 13, 1974. .

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COMMITTEE TO STUDY PHOTOCOPYING IN AUSTRALIA

The Attorney-General, Senator Lionel Murphy, Q.C.,

said today he had appointed a Committee to examine photo­

copying practices in Australia and to consider whether any

changes* should be made to the Copyright Act.