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Thursday, 20 October 1949


Mr BEAZLEY (FREMANTLE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - A statement published in the Sydney Morning Herald to-day and attributed to the honorable member for Warringah contains, amongst several hundred words, the suggestion that Cabinet intends to appoint to the High Court persons who will be subservient to the Government. I ask the Attorney-General whether the Cabinet, or a sub-committee of the Cabinet, has recently discussed appoint ments to the High Court or an amendment of the law governing the number of members of the High Court Bench. Secondly, I ask the right honorable gentleman whether the statement attributed to the honorable member for Warringah is essentially the same as one that he made at Palm Beach two years ago. Thirdly, I ask whether the statement has any more basis of fact now than it had then.







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