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Tuesday, 30 June 1903

Mr ISAACS (Indi) - This clause has met with general acceptance so far as its meaning is concerned, but it will require some alteration in order to make its intention clear. As I read it at present, it would permit a Judge of the High Court to accept the' position of Acting Governor of a State, and in that capacity to act upon the advice of his State Ministers, and ask to be furnished with military force to put down some rising. He might afterwards have to sit as a Federal Judge, to determine the legality of his action as the Governor of the State. The clause as it stands would also permit a High Court Judge to be a State Judge. I therefore move -

That, after the word "or," line 3, the words " any other" be inserted ; after the word "such," line 4, the word "judicial" be inserted: after the word "by," line 7, the words "or under any" be inserted ; that after the word "law," line8, the words "of the Commonwealth" be inserted.

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