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Friday, 20 July 1906

Mr JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) . - There is only one objection to be urged in regard to the ramarks of the honorable and learned member for Corio, and that is that he mentioned altogether too small a fee. I wish it to be clearly understood that my minimum fee will be £5 5s. Much as I sympathize with his objective, I do not think that the honorable and learned member is adopting the right course. I think it will be sufficient if, after the amendment has been passed, the Attorney-General will communicate with the Chief justice, and suggest that some arrangement, should be entered into with the Judges of the States with a view to arriving at a common basis of action. I agree that it would be anomalous to create Federal practitioners who could net practice in any of the States 'Courts, but I think - that the matter could be arranged amicably.

Mr Crouch - The States Legislatures would have to deal with the matter.

Mr JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - That is not the case in New South Wales, because the practice there is governed by the Rules of Cou rt

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