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Thursday, 19 November 1959

Sir GARFIELD BARWICK (Parramatta) (Attorney-General) . - I move -

In sub-clause (1.), paragraph (a), omit " the date of".

The purpose of omitting these words is to remove an ambiguity which the Queensland judges called to my attention. They said that in Queensland there might be some doubt as to the date of the decree. I have made it quite clear by the proposed amendment that this is the day of the pronouncement.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment (by Sir Garfield Barwick) agreed to - la sub-clause (2.), omit "the date of".

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