The Second reading for the Amendment to the Legal Profession Act was done in the House of Representatives on Friday.
It was the major business of the sitting, and with so many lawyers in the House, it was a passionate presentation from Attorney General and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington, who says he sees no reason why he should be forced to be a member of an association that does nothing for him or the community.
“I feel cheated, and I feel defrauded, because my monies are taken from me, year after year after year, under false pretences.
Who can show us what we’ve got for the money which we have paid?”
With the second reading complete, the Amendment is pretty much set, following the usual rubber stamp process of the Senate, followed by a third reading in the House, and the ratification by the Governor General.