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Thursday, 7 May 1931

Senator McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   In view of the doubts cast on the validity of the appointment of His Excellency the Governor-General as violating section 8 of the Judiciary Act, docs the Government propose to take steps to validate such appointment?

2.   If the answer to the foregoing question be in the negative, will the Minister explain how the provisions of section 8 of the Judiciary Act, which render a judge of the High Court ineligible for such appointment, hare been overcome?

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