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Tuesday, 6 November 1973
Page: 1540

Senator GREENWOOD (Victoria) - I move:

Omit 'sub-section (5 ) of section 1 58k ', substitute 'this Part '.

Clause 70 is a clause which is inserted, as it would appear to me, on the assumption that the clauses which the Committee has just resolved should not be part of the Bill were to remain part of the Bill. It deals, for example, with the expenses of a ballot conducted in accordance with sub-section (5) of section 158k. Whilst one can see that its purpose is to make the Commonwealth liable for all expenses where a ballot is conducted by the Registrar of the Commonwealth Electoral Office on request from an organisation, the clause cannot stand as it is. I think that the appropriate course is therefore to adopt the amendment. This is essentially a procedural amendment necessitated by the decision which we have just made.

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