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QUEENSLAND BROADCAST NO, 13

LEGAL AID

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Sunday 15 J une 1975

I d on' t think anyone would deny that the present G overnment has been one of A ustralia 's great j i

LAW-REFORMING GOVERNMENTS. W e'VE BEEN ANXIOUS TO

MODERNISE AND CLARIFY AND, WHERE NECESSARY, STRENGTHEN

THE LAW ON A WHOLE RANGE OF ISSUES,

Last year we brought in our historic T rade ' Practices legislation which is already protecting CONSUMERS AND MAKING BUSINESS MORE COMPETITIVE BY

CLAMPING DOWN ON SUCH THINGS AS PRICE FIXING AND

MONOPOLISATION, W e BROUGHT IN OUR CORPORATIONS AND J ,

Securities Bill - true , it's struck opposition in the S enate , but I' m hoping it will soon be

WORKING TO ELIMINATE LURKS AND MALPRACTICES IN THE

FINANCIAL WORLD, AFTER ALL, THE SENATE SELECT

Committee on S ecurities and E xchange made it crystal CLEAR THAT SUCH LEGISLATION WAS OVERDUE AND NECESSARY, ,

And again , as you know , P arliament has passed the . Family L aw Bill, which establishes a single new , GROUND FOR DIVORCE AND SETS UP A FAMILY COURT OF .

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Australia to handle all matrimonial matters , T hose ARE JUST THREE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE DONE IN THE

FIELD OF LAW REFORM,