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Wednesday, 5 December 1973
Page: 2462

Senator MURPHY (New South WalesAttorneyGeneral and Minister for Customs and Excise) - Clause 5 reads, in part: 5.(1) Section 7 of the Principal Act is amended-

(a)   by omitting sub-section ( 1 ) and substituting the following sub-sections: "(1) The Governor-General may, by commission issued in pursuance of this sub-section, appoint a person who, or persons each of whom-

(a)   is or has been a Judge of another court created by the Parliament or of a Court of a State; or

(b)   has been enrolled as a legal practitioner of the High Court, or of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, for not less than five years, to be a Judge or Judges of the Supreme Court.

I move:

At end of proposed new sub-section (1) insert ', but so that the number of Judges holding office under this sub-section at any time does not exceed three. '

The effect of the amendment is that the number of resident judges is limited to three.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill reported with an amendment; report adopted.

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