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Wednesday, 14 August 1974
Page: 943

Senator MURPHY (New South WalesAttorneyGeneral) - I feel that I must say that I indicated that the Government thought the amendment would add nothing to the Bill but its acceptance would do no harm because, properly construed, that is the effect of the Bill. I am saying that if the Opposition will be happier if the amendment is accepted by the Government the amendment will be accepted, but I am not in any way conceding that it will be an improvement. It will be not be an improvement. That position is already covered in the Bill as it stands. All I am doing is saying: 'Let us save some time'. I am not saying that it will do any harm. If it will make the Opposition happy to have it included in the Bill the Government will accept the amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 51.

(2)   In determining whether a contravention of a provision of this Part other than section 48 has been committed, regard shall not be had-

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