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Monday, 11 May 2015
Page: 2724

Senator BRANDIS (QueenslandDeputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, Vice-President of the Executive Council, Minister for Arts and Attorney-General) (13:24): The government supports this amendment. In practice, as is the case with federal courts, invariably the views of the head of jurisdiction would be consulted. They will be consulted whether there is a statutory requirement or not. We see no harm in having the statutory requirement, but the requirement merely reflects existing practice.