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Thursday, 25 May 1972
Page: 2147

Senator GREENWOOD (VictoriaAttorneyGeneral) - 1 am not in a position in my state of knowledge nor indeed in the state of knowledge of those who advise me to say why this provision was not amended before. I accept, because I do not know otherwise and it seems reasonable enough, that what Senator Murphy has said as to the origin of the reform is accurate. I think the important thing is that the amendment is now being made. It certainly widens the existing protection and I think that is the important thing. It is not for me to moralise on the virtues of inquiring or not inquiring into why certain things have taken a long time or a short time and the reasons for inaction at certain periods. The fact is that the amendment is now before the Committee and I trust that it commends itself to the Committee.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 7. Constitution of Commission

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