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Wednesday, 3 June 1970


Dr Klugman (PROSPECT, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Attorney-General, upon notice:

Is he able to say

(a)   how many judges and magistrates hearing cases arising out of conscription for the Vietnam war are members of political parties or organisations having views on conscription for this war; and

(b)   how many judges and magistrates hearing cases arising out of demonstrations against the war in Vietnam are members of political parties or organisations having views on the propriety of this war.


Mr Hughes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a)   No.

(b)   No.

Law Reform (Question No. 93S)


Dr Klugman asked the Attorney-General, upon notice:

(1)   Has he received any proposals for law reform on Rhodesian lines from any Member of the House; if so, is he able to say who was the Member.

(2)   Does he propose to follow the Rhodesian example and take steps to change the name of his Department to the Ministry of Justice, Law and Order.


Mr Hughes - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   No.

(2)   The establishment and naming of Departments is a mutter for the Governor-General, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister (see Con.stitution s. 64).







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