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Thursday, 15 August 1974
Page: 1006

Senator GREENWOOD (Victoria) - I rise simply to say that what the AttorneyGeneral has said is, I think, fair comment and I accept it in the light of what the facts reveal. All I say is that if I came away with one firm conviction when I ceased to be Attorney-General it was that this type of provision ought not to be in our law. I do not know what Senator Murphy might feel in the years to come, but I think it is an unwise man who cannot admit to error when he becomes quite confident that there was error in the past.

Question resolved in the negative.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 163 to 167- by leave- taken together and agreed to.

Clause 168.

(   1 ) The Superior Court of Australia shall not commence to exercise any jurisdiction conferred on that Court by this Act before the day fixed by Proclamation under sub-section 2 ( 2 ) of the Superior Court of Australia Act 1 974 as the day on which that Court is to commence to exercise its jurisdiction.

(2)   If the commencing date is earlier than the day referred to in sub-section ( 1 ), then-

(a)   until that day, any action, prosecution or other proceeding that could have been instituted in the Superior Court of Australia under this Act if that Court had commenced to exercise its jurisdiction under this Act may be instituted in the Australian Industrial Court;

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