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Wednesday, 1 December 1965

Mr WENTWORTH (Mackellar) . - I move -

At the end of the clause, add the following subclause: - " (4.) No member of a Tribunal shall sit in any matter on which he has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest unless he has first publicly disclosed that interest, and either the Attorney-General or any party to the matter may object to the sitting of any member who has so disclosed an interest in that particular matter.".

I think my amendment achieves the purposes of the honorable member for Moreton (Mr. Killen) and the Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Whitlam) without attracting the very proper objections raised by the honorable member for McMillan (Mr. Buchanan). I do not intend, unless the Committee wishes, to speak further on the matter, as I think I have explained my objectives in earlier remarks. If I can obtain the support of honorable members I intend to take the matter to a vote. Perhaps the Attorney-General would like an adjournment in order to consider my proposal.

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