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(5) A Royal Commission of Intelligence and

Security was established by Letters Patent on 21 August

1974. Mr Justice R.M. Hope was appointed Commissioner.

Parts of the Reports relating to Australian Security

Intelligence Organisation which the Commissioner

recommended should be published were tabled in

Parliament on 25 October 1977. No review or enquiry

resulting in a report to the Parliament has been

conducted in respect of the other bodies referred to in

(1) above.

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HANSARD NO. 22

24 N o v e m b e r 1978

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FAMILY LAW MATTERS: QUEENSLAND

(Question No. 2086)

MR HODGES asked the Minister representing the

A t t o r n e y - G e n e r a l , upon notice, on 19 September 1978:

(1) Has the Queensland Government still refused

to give the Federal Government full authority over

family law matters such as custody, guardianship and

maintenance as was reported in the 'Courier M a i l * 1 2 3 of 10

April 1978 . .

(2) Has there been any discussion with the

Queensland Law Society on this m a t t e r , if so, what has

be e n their attitude to the proposed charges.

(3) What States have agreed to the changes.

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M R V I N E R - The A t t o r n e y - G e n e r a l h a s p r o v i d e d the

f o l l o w i n g a n s w e r to the h o n o u r a b l e m e m b e r ' s question:

(1) and (3) See m y a n s w e r s to q u e s t i o n s w i t h o u t

n o t i c e in the S e n a t e fro m S e n a t o r M i s s e n on 10 A p r i l

and 15 N o v e m b e r 1978 ( ' H a n sard', p a g e s 1031 and 2012).

(2) In a l e t t e r d a t e d 21 S e p t e m b e r 1977 to the

S e c r e t a r y - G e n e r a l of the L a w C o u n c i l of A u s t r a l i a , wh o

f o r w a r d e d it to me f or m y i n f o r m a t i o n , the Q u e e n s l a n d

L a w S o c i e t y i n d i c a t e d that it w a s the v i e w of the

C o u n c i l of the S o c i e t y -

(a) that it w a s d e s i r a b l e to r e q u e s t the

S t a t e s to r e f e r c o n s t i t u t i o n a l p o w e r to

the C o m m o n w e a l t h to deal w i t h those

m a t t e r s p r e s e n t l y o u t s i d e of the a m bit

of the F a m i l y L a w A c t ; and

(b) that it w a s n o t d e s i r a b l e fo r the

c o n t r o l of F a m i l y C o u r t s to p a s s from

the C o m m o n w e a l t h to the S t a t e s .

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M R C L Y D E C A M E R O N a s k e d t h e M i n i s t e r r e p r e s e n t i n g t h e

A t t o r n e y - G e n e r a l , u p o n n o t i c e , o n 15 A u g u s t 1 9 7 8 :