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Thursday, 22 April 1999
Page: 4198

Senator CRANE (7:08 PM) —I seek leave to table some documents relating to Senator Brown's matter of public importance yesterday regarding threatened legal action by NAFI against the ACCC. I offered to table two of the documents yesterday, but that offer was not taken up. The third document corrects the statement I quoted from.

Leave granted.

Senator CRANE —Yesterday I quoted from this NAFI document which in effect said that the ACCC had no further interest in the matter that had been raised with them and the action that they had taken. Two hours after that debate—I am not correcting anything I said in that debate but just putting further material on the record—the ACCC put out a statement indicating that they were looking at further issues relating to this matter. The ACCC says that they are investigating other allegations of threatened boycotts. They are not talking about the matters I raised yesterday. I have tabled these documents. Having done so, I thank Senator Brown for bringing them to my attention at about 6 o'clock yesterday, which was approximately two hours after the debate took place.