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Thursday, 19 May 1960

Mr BANDIDT (Wide Bay) .- Mr. Chairman,Opposition speakers, with the exception of the honorable member for Hindmarsh (Mr. Clyde Cameron), have attempted to flay the lawyers. One may say in favour of the honorable member for Hindmarsh that he at least has given credit where it is due. The honorable member for East Sydney (Mr. Ward), however, made some particularly trenchant observations about lawyers and dragged in some old saying to the effect that if there were not so many lawyers there would not be so many people in gaol. Perhaps we may deal with the point implicit in the honorable member's argument by asking him whether he has ever had occasion to seek the services of a lawyer, and whether, if he has done so, the lawyer kept him out of gaol. Or was the result that he went to gaol?

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