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Friday, 16 August 1974
Page: 1100

Motion (by Senator Murphy)- by leaveagreed to:

(   1 ) That the Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee appointed last session and known as the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee be re-appointed with the same powers as were given to it last session.

(2)   That, unless otherwise provided, the Committee be empowered to inquire into and report upon such matters as were referred to the same Committee appointed during the previous session and which have not been disposed of.

(3)   That, for the purposes of completing inquiries, the Committee have power to consider the minutes of evidence and records of the same Standing Committee appointed during the previous session.

(4)   That the Committee consist of six senators, three to be nominated by the Leader of the Government in the Senate and three to be nominated by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate. Nominations of members of the Committee shall be notified in writing to the President and shall thereupon take effect.

(5)   That the Committee elect a Government member as chairman.

(6)   That the foregoing provisions of this resolution so far as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, shall have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders.

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