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Thursday, 8 December 1960

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Lucock - Order! The honorable member for Grayndler is going outside the scope of the motion.

Mr DALY - There is another matter to which I should like to refer. I was very disturbed earlier in the night to be called a big fibber by the honorable member for Moreton. Remarks of that kind disturb me because they indicate a very vile state of mind. They are quite unbecoming in the Parliament, particularly coming from a student who one day may be seeking to qualify for an £8,500 a year High Court job.

I should like to know also why the Attorney-General (Sir Garfield Barwick) has adopted such an adamant attitude to-night during the debate on this bill. As the honorable member for Werriwa (Mr. Whitlam) has said, we on this side of the House object to his general tactics and intend to vote against the motion that the bill be read a third time. I should like to know whether a well-known senator who recently took certain action is one of those who ultimately will qualify for the increases which this measure proposes. That is the kind of thing that happens to the judiciary. We have had members of the Parliament appointed to the judiciary-

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