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Wednesday, 24 September 1902


Mr L E GROOM (DARLING DOWNS, QUEENSLAND) - I move -

That the clause be further amended by the addition of the following words: - "Every rule of court made in pursuance of this section shall be laid before the Senate and the House of Representatives within 40 days next after it is made, if the Parliamentis then sitting, or if the Parliament is not then sitting, then within40 days after the next meeting of the Parliament ; and it an address is presented to the Governor-General by either House of the Parliament within the next subsequent 40 sitting days of the House, praying that any such rule may he annulled, the Governor-General may thereupon annul the same ; and the rule so annulled shall thenceforth become void and of no effect, but without-prejudice to the validity of any proceedings which have in the meantime been taken under it."

Mr. GLYNN(South Australia). - I draw the honorable and learned member's attention to clause 215 and ask whether it would not be better to make in this clause the same provision as is made there in regard to regulations ?


Mr L E GROOM (DARLING DOWNS, QUEENSLAND) - In that case there is no power to annul.


Mr GLYNN - No doubt, but I would scarcely go the length of allowing Parliament to annul the decisions of the court.


Sir William Lyne - A similar provision is in the Judiciary Bill.


Mr GLYNN - We have not yet seen the provisions for procedure under the Judiciary Bill. Usually these rules are not subject to control.


Mr L E GROOM (DARLING DOWNS, QUEENSLAND) - They are in England.


Mr GLYNN - In some States they are not subject to the control of Parliament; but I agree with the amendment of the honorable and learned member for Darling Downs.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment inserting new clause 213a not insisted on.

Amendments in Form M, Form Q, and Form R insisted on.

Amendment omitting clause 182, to which the Senate had disagreed, passing the clause in an amended form, insisted on.

Clause 146 -

If the name under which the person claims to vote is upon the list of voters for the polling place, or if he delivers to the presiding officer a voters certificate....... the presiding officer or a poll clerk shall hand to him a ballot-paper duly initialed.......







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