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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4563

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice:

(1)   On what dates since 18th September 1969 (Hansard, 26th September 1969, page 2140) have there been meetings of the committee appointed in September 1968 to consider the provisions of the Judiciary Act (Hansard, 22nd October 1968, page 2217, 24th October 1968, page 2392, 25th February 1969, pages 66 and 107, 26th September 1969, page 2140 and 16th September 1970. page 1250).

(2)   When is the committee now expected to report.

Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) en - The AttorneyGeneral has supplied the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   The Judiciary Act Review Committee has met on the following dates since 18th September 1969- 24th March 1970, 18th May 1970, 23rd June 1970, 30th June 1970, 2nd September !970, 16th September 1970, 10th November 1970, 9th December 1970, 17 December 1970, 2nd February 1971, 19th February 1971, 11th March 1971, 30th September 1971, 10th November 1971.

(2)   The matter is a complex, one. The Committee hopes, however, that its report will be ready by the end of 1972.

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