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Tuesday, 26 November 1974
Page: 2765

Senator James McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I add one further thought. It is absurd to suggest that what is in these clauses amounts to the exclusion of judges from any participation in the making of regulations. Although the Parliament is to have the overseeing of these regulations and the control over the general policy of the regulations, surely it is absurd to imagine that if any judge, arising from his experience in running his court, saw the need for a regulation he would not have the ear of the Attorney-General of the day and would not have his suggestions taken into account. The suggestion seems to be implicit in what Senator Greenwood says that those administering the courts from day to day would have no say whatsoever in the making of regulations. He must know from his own experience that that is an absurd proposition.

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