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Thursday, 29 May 1997
Page: 3971

Senator PARER (Minister for Resources and Energy)(12.20 p.m.) —I think I can say to you quite categorically that the department is only too happy at any time to look at any possible loopholes. If they can be closed off, they will certainly move to do it. This is what they are trying to do in this whole bill, of course.

Amendment negatived.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Patterson) —The question is that item 12 of schedule 1 stand as printed.