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Wednesday, 25 June 1997
Page: 5097

Senator BISHOP(12.31 p.m.) —Perhaps I misunderstood the amendment being moved on behalf of the government. It inserts the new paragraph (1A) that provides for the committee to coordinate and review the resolution of complaints for principles made under section 96-1. The committee is essentially the review process for that coordination and resolution of those complaints. The committee appears to have express power to charge fees and, as I understand you, you are saying it is not the intention of the government that applicants who avail themselves of that review process will be charged any fees at all for use of that process. Is that the government's position?