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Tuesday, 7 December 1965

Mr SNEDDEN (Bruce) (AttorneyGeneral) (1:10 AM) . - To reply quickly to the honorable member for McMillan (Mr. Buchanan), the proceedings of the Tribunal will be in public and the Tribunal must state reasons for all determinations that it reaches. This will be a public document which will be available to the public and which no doubt will receive some publicity. I think the important thing here is the report by the Commissioner - not the Tribunal. It would be inappropriate for the Commissioner to report as to what the Tribunal was doing when the decisions of the Tribunal would be public documents.

Mr Buchanan - But should not the Parliament have some cognisance of the reports?

Mr SNEDDEN - Parliament will be able to see them in the same way as it sees decisions of courts.

Proposed new clause agreed to.

Proposed new clause 104b.

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