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Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Page: 4242


Senator MILNE (TasmaniaDeputy Leader of the Australian Greens) (18:05): I know that there is some light-heartedness in the chamber, and I appreciate that. But I actually think it is offensive to the Senate that, when we are debating a very serious piece of legislation such as this, where it is critical to rural and regional Australia that we get this right, the government have not sent in here anyone who actually knows about it. I want to put on the record for the government that if they want their legislation through then they should take it seriously.