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Thursday, 24 September 1936

Senator DUNCAN-HUGHES (South Australia) . - The existing law sets out the course to be taken in connexion with regulations and ordinances, but it seems to me that there is some legal doubt about the invalidity of such instruments if they are not laid on the table, and either House does not exercise its power of disallowance. So far as I have read the judgments and other literature on the subject, it appears that regulations should be tabled so that Parliament may exercise its power of veto. If the plain injunction set out in the act that they shall be tabled is not complied with within fifteen sitting days, the regulations should cease to operate.

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