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Wednesday, 23 October 1974
Page: 1917

Senator GUILFOYLE (Victoria) - I move:

In sub-clause (1) omit the words: 'or to a member of the staff of the Commission' and insert: 'with the approval of the Minister'.

We believe that the power of delegation under this clause to a member of the staff of the Commission is undesirable. We seek to have a clause which gives the power of delegation to a member of the Commission, but states that that delegation requires the approval of the Minister. We seek to have the amendments which I have described made to this clause. There are no overriding reasons which I wish to state. It is simply that we do not see that a member of the staff of the Commission should be written into the Bill as someone to whom a power of the Commission should be delegated. We suggest that the approval of the Minister should be required for the delegation of authority by the Commission. For those reasons I have moved the amendments I have described on behalf of the Opposition.

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