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Friday, 25 September 1936

Senator BRENNAN (Assistant Minister) (Victoria) . - I move -

That sub-clause " bc left out.

This sub-clause is unnecessary. It will be recalled by honorable senators that during an earlier period of the session a regulation providing for retrospective payments to certain officers in London was disallowed. Under the provisions of the Acts Interpretation Act no regulation similar in substance to a regulation which has been disallowed may be introduced before the expiration of a period of. six months after the time of disallowance. When this bill was drafted it was the desire of the Government to rectify the position regarding the payments to the officers in London, but this could not be done within six months except by inserting an overriding provision in the act. Hence the inclusion of this sub-clause 2. Now, however, the statutory period of six months has elapsed, and, if necessary, a new regulation to regularize the payments may be made immediately. Therefore this sub-clause is not now required.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Schedule agreed to.

Title agreed to.

Bill reported with amendments.

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