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Friday, 13 July 1906

Mr DUGALD THOMSON (NORTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) . - Some time ago I referred to the desirability of providing in the clause for an appeal from the decision of the Justice. Since that time I have been given reasons for not giving an appeal which might cover a matter of fact, but I can see no objection - and I think that the Attorney-General agrees with that view - to giving an appeal on a matter of law. Of his own motion, the Justice can state a case for the opinion of the Full Court on a question of law, and I desire to give either party the right to obtain, by request, such an appeal. I understand from the Attorney-General that it will have to be inserted after sub-clause 2. I should like to know if he agrees to the right of appeal being granted.

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