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Wednesday, 27 August 1997
Page: 5778


Senator SHERRY (Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate)(12.18 p.m.) —I was going to ask the minister—assuming that your legislation is passed—about the government ensuring that the excisability of beverages which contain distilled alcohol continues. What do you do in the event of producers switching from a distilled alcohol base to a fermented alcohol base, where there is absolutely no apparent difference in the product?