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Friday, 2 December 1983
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Senator GARETH EVANS (Attorney General)(11.43) —by leave-I move:

(1) Page 58, clause 28, line 24, leave out '39B or 39C,' insert '39B, 39C or 41A'.

The reason this further amendment in relation to clause 28 has been proposed is purely technical. It corrects an oversight made earlier. There is some doubt as to the effect of section 42 of the principal Act as amended by the Bill. This new amendment ensures that provisional enrolment by 17-year olds is not compulsory. Whatever the differences of opinion about how the provisional enrolment system should operate, nobody at any stage was contemplating that provisional enrolment should be compulsory. This amendment makes it absolutely clear, if it was not already, that that is the case. Accordingly, I have moved it.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Recommitted clause 29.