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Thursday, 23 March 1972
Page: 862

Senator MURPHY (New South WalesLeader of the Opposition) - We offer no opposition to this Bill. All honourable senators will recall the events that occurred last year. I think it may fairly be said that what has happened demonstrates the wisdom of the Senate in disallowing the Evidence Ordinance and taking the view that a matter as important as this ought to be the subject of consideration and debate in the Parliament, when the opportunity might be given for amendments and perhaps more consideration by the legislative body than could be given by the Attorney-General and his advisers.

Senator Greenwood - The only place in which it may be said to have erred is in the time it would take.

Senator MURPHY - I shall say no more. We thinkthat time and events have proved the wisdom of the course we took. It is good to see that the Attorney-General has acknowledgedthis. We support the proposal.

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