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Tuesday, 26 November 1974
Page: 2758

Senator MURPHY (New South WalesAttorneyGeneral) - I move:

Insert the following new clause: 17G. A judge shall, before proceeding to discharge the duties of his office, take, before the Chief Justice or a Justice of the High Court of Australia or a Judge of the Family Court or of another court created by the Parliament, an oath or affirmation in the following form:

I.   , do swear thatI will well and truly serve in the office of the (Chief Judge, Senior Judge or Judge, as the case may be) of the Family Court of Australia and that I will do right to all manner of people according to law, without fear or favour, affection or ill-will. So help me God'. or

I, , do solemnly and sincerely promise and declare that ... (as above, omitting the words 'So help me God ').

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