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Thursday, 24 September 1936

Senator COLLINGS (Queensland) . - This amendment should not be agreed to. A fairly lengthy discussion took place previously in regard to this matter, and it appears to me that the proposed amendmentconstitutes something in the nature of a reflection upon those now charged with the responsibility of draftsmanship. To have some officer of the AttorneyGeneral's Department, orsome other legal gentleman not now available to the Government, to supervise these regulations before they are promulgated would be wrong. At any rate, I know what I should feel if I were either the responsible officer or the drafting officer entrusted with the taskof framing regulations and were fold that I was obviously so incompetent for that particular task that a certificate by somebody else was necessary. As I do not think that this is a matter upon which we need to waste much time, I content myself by saying that I see no reason for the acceptance of the amendment.

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