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Thursday, 21 November 1974
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Senator GREENWOOD (Victoria) - I regard the definition of the Family Court, as contemplated by Senator Murphy's amendment, as, in my judgment, probably the most significant provision of all the provisions in this Bill. I think I indicated in the course of my contribution to the second reading debate that I am totally opposed not to the concept of family court but to the concept of a family court established under Commonwealth law, with judges appointed for life. I will oppose that concept right through. I had hoped that the AttorneyGeneral (Senator Murphy) would have acceded to Senator Carrick's proposal. As he has not, I move:

That consideration of the amendment be postponed.

I hope that that will be agreed to by the Attorney-General.

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