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Thursday, 27 May 1999
Page: 5665


Senator ALLISON (10:03 PM) —I just want to come back to the question I asked which Senator Harradine answered. I wonder whether the minister can have a go. It comes to the question that Senator Margetts has raised.

It seems to me that, in the absence of the telecommunications carriers being obliged to monitor what is going on, the sex line industry would simply say to the carrier, `Well, we are doing therapy.' Unless the telecommunication carrier listens in and monitors or tests—they might have to ring up and pretend they are somebody else—how else will they know whether it is a sex call or genuine therapy?