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Tuesday, 6 November 1973
Page: 1541

Senator GREENWOOD (Victoria) - The Opposition opposes clause 73. It does so on grounds which have been earlier elaborated. The clause seeks to substitute for the word 'Attorney-General' the word 'Minister'. We have indicated that in respect of those matters where application has to be made to a court we believe that the Attorney-General is the appropriate person. Section 164 of the Principal Act is a section under which a court determination is required and it is appropriate therefore that where intervention is permitted it should be by the Attorney-General and not by the Minister. We accordingly, consistently with the attitude already adopted and acceded to by the Committee, oppose the clause.

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