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Thursday, 31 August 2000
Page: 17071


Senator FAULKNER (Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) (12:44 PM) —I think that Senator Bourne has, in part, made a strong case for a review, which is the intention of the opposition's amendment. I hope that, as she gives this further consideration, Senator Bourne might even consider voting for it.


Senator Bourne —I'm not going to vote for it. It's lousy.


Senator FAULKNER —We have accepted the time frame of the urgency of the Olympics that the minister talks to us about. Let me say, Senator Bourne, that we thought he was talking about the Sydney Olympics in the year 2000. Now we realise that you are talking about the Athens Olympics in the year 2004. Judging by the length of time taken on this debate, Senator Bourne, it will be 2004 before we finish.

Progress reported.