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Wednesday, 6 June 1984
Page: 2596


Senator CHIPP (Leader of the Australian Democrats)(10.54) —I thank Senator Durack. The Liberal Party and the Australian Democrats believe that a withdrawal of a reference should not be the prerogative of the Minister but should be referred to both Houses of Parliament. Therefore, I move:

(8) Page 9, clause 11, sub-clause (3), lines 1 to 3, leave out the sub-clause, insert the following sub-clause:

'(3) A reference of a matter to the Authority under this section may, with the approval of each House of the Parliament given by resolution of that House, be withdrawn by the Minister at any time by notice in writing to the Authority.'.