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Tuesday, 7 December 1965

Mr SNEDDEN (Bruce) (AttorneyGeneral) (12:10 PM) . - I move -

In sub-clause (2.), omit ", but the Court may, for special reasons, decline to answer such a question ".

I am sure that the amendment will have the support of the Committee.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 67 agreed to.

Clause 68. (1.) A contempt of the Tribunal referred to in the last preceding section is punishable by the Court, upon application made by the AttorneyGeneral, as if it were a contempt of the Court, and jurisdiction is conferred on the Court to hear and determine proceedings in respect of such a contempt. (2.) Subject to this section, a proceeding in respect of such a contempt shall be instituted, carried on, heard and determined in accordance with the laws applicable to and in relation to the punishment of contempts of the Court. (3.) In so far as any such law is incapable of application, the Court may give a direction as to the manner of instituting, carrying on, hearing or determining a proceeding referred to in the last preceding sub-section. (4.) For the purposes of proceedings under this section, the Court shall be constituted by not less than three Judges.

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