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Tuesday, 11 October 1910

Senator ST LEDGER (Queensland) . - I would point out to the Minister that a great distinction is involved between the terms "justice of the peace" and " justice."

Senator Pearce - The position is made clear by the definition clause.

Senator ST LEDGER - Throughout Australia, Great Britain and Ireland the term " justice of the peace " is well known, and, if the Minister will consent to use it in the Bill, its meaning will certainly be rendered clearer.

Senator Pearce - In the Old Country a magistrate is called a " justice " in common talk.

Senator ST LEDGER - The word " justice " in the sense in which it is used in this Bill is usually taken to refer to a Judge of the High Court.

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