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Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Page: 3895


Mrs BRONWYN BISHOP (Mackellar) (16:20): I could continue to go through this bill for which the minister is responsible in great detail. The explanatory memorandum is 24 pages long in order to create this new category of family law which is applicable only to this special subclass of judges. I guess I am going to get the same answer every time—that the minister does not know the answer and that he will get back to me. I really do not think that is an acceptable way to deal with this sort of legislation, but I can see no point in going on through every clause of the bill, because I know I will get the same answer. So perhaps the minister could explain to us why this particular new arrangement has been created for this subset of people.