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Tuesday, 7 December 1965

Mr BUCHANAN (McMillan) (12:15 PM) . - I take a slightly different view of this matter from that taken by the honorable member for Moreton (Mr. Killen). Will the Attorney-General at least condescend to give us, for once, some reason why these discretionary powers are applied? Will he tell us why it is provided that the Tribunal " may " hear evidence on oath? Will it not follow the normal practice of any committee inquiring into any matter and hear evidence on oath? My other question concerns sub-clause (2.) of clause 72 which reads -

A member may summon a person to appear before the Tribunal ....

Surely this is the prerogative of the President of the Tribunal and not of any member.

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