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Notice given 11 April 2006

Senator Allison: To ask the Ministers listed below (Question Nos 1692-1693)—With reference to the recent statements by the Prime Minister about the removal of discrimination against same-sex couples, and to the then Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer, Senator Coonan’s, second reading speech on 22 June 2004 in relation to proposed interdependency provisions in Commonwealth superannuation schemes:

(1) What was the result of the review conducted by ministers responsible for the Commonwealth superannuation schemes, to ‘ensure consistency with these interdependency amendments’.

(2) When is it anticipated that legislation ensuring this ‘consistency’ will be introduced in the Parliament.

1693 Minister representing the Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer