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Wednesday, 4 December 2002
Page: 7199


Senator JACINTA COLLINS (6:48 PM) —I seek leave to withdraw amendments (3) to (5) on sheet 2696 revised. For the benefit of the Senate, the reason is that those amendments formed, I suppose, the origin of discussions that have occurred about how we should deal with the guidelines. I will not go into the detail of why there have been quite a number of different types of problems related to the guidelines here, but they have been the subject of considerable discussion, in the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee stage, the committee stage of this debate and in the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee. I understand that there is a generally resolved position that Senator Barnett is able to move, although, as I understand it, there is still some level of contention. However, there is a recent report of the Senate Scrutiny of Bills Committee that senators might want to take into account as well.

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