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Wednesday, 24 October 1973
Page: 1394


Senator GREEN WOOD (QUEENSLAND) - I think it was an ironical reply by the Attorney-General (Senator Murphy) to a question which I asked, but in the course of that reply he stated that he welcomed my suggestion that the Government should give attention to waiving the fines imposed on those persons who, subsequent to 2 December, had not paid their fines. I make it perfectly clear that I feel that any policy of waiving fines, as a general rule and without the traditional exercise of the prerogative on grounds which are established, is completely wrong. The tenor of my question was, and the burden of any subsequent remarks which I may make will be, by way of condemnation of what has occurred.







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