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Thursday, 26 June 2008
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Senator McLUCAS (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing) (1:38 PM) —We have just heard the most amazing rewrite of history from Senator Scullion.


Senator Brandis —You tried to do that yesterday, Senator McLucas—rewrite history.


Senator McLUCAS —Not at all. I do not think I did. That attempt from Senator Scullion was the most astonishing and, can I say, embarrassing attempt to rewrite history—but it is normal form to thank contributors to the debate, and I do so. The Sydney Airport Demand Management Amendment Bill 2008 is practical and will help with the management of Sydney airport, which is a critical piece of Australia’s economic infrastructure. I will not go to the rewrite of history, Senator Scullion, but maybe at another time we might be able to give you an understanding of the history around Sydney airport. I acknowledge and appreciate the bipartisan support for the legislation, and I commend the bill to the Senate.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a second time.