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Thursday, 18 June 2009
Page: 6625


Mr ANTHONY SMITH (11:11 AM) —In response to the minister, I ask another question. With respect—and I do not criticise him for this, because he must have misheard or misinterpreted my question—I was not asking what was considered; I was asking why the decision does not include any transitional arrangements or grandfathering. What was the government’s justification for not having any transitional arrangements or grandfathering for those currently in a work situation where they have signed contracts and made decisions based on what the law was?