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Thursday, 11 March 2004
Page: 21366


Senator ALLISON (12:27 PM) —I move:

(2) Page 2 (after line 2), after clause 3, add:

5 Cessation of operation of Act

This Act, unless sooner repealed, ceases to operate at the expiration of four years after its commencement.

This amendment has the effect of at least stopping the operation of the act four years after commencement. This would allow the matter to be returned to the parliament and would follow, presumably, the three-year review. There are enough doubts about the safety net and about the package in general for us to indicate that it should automatically stop its operations so there can be parliamentary scrutiny of the review and decisions made about how to proceed.