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Tuesday, 31 October 1967


Mr Whitlam asked the Attorney-General, upon notice:

1.   Where and when have there been meetings of the Standing Committee of Commonwealth and State Attorneys-General since his predecessor's answer to me on 25th August 1966 (Hansard, page 500)?

2.   What matters were considered at these meetings in the attempt to secure uniform laws?

3.   What stage has now been reached in the attempt to secure uniform laws on the matters listed in his predecessor's answers to me on 25th August 1966 and 20th October 1965 (see page 2048)?


Mr Bowen - The answers to the honourable member's questions are as follows:

 

2.   Matters considered at these meetings in an attempt to secure uniform laws included the following:

Company law,

Transfer of marketable securities,

Evidence (including Crown privilege and the use of computer evidence),

Invasion of privacy,

Consumer protection (including onerous contracts and door to door salesmen),

Liability for nuclear damage, and

Legal aspects of artificial rain making.

3.

 

 







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