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Tuesday, 26 March 1985
Page: 813

Senator PETER RAE(5.36) —I wish to support what has been said by Senator Baume and to add very briefly that I believe that what is happening in Iran, Afghanistan and so many parts of the world is worthy of a debate in this place and is worthy of condemnation. I think also that if steps are taken in any of those countries to improve the situation, those steps are worthy of encouragement. I would like to hear occasionally somebody say something about the encouraging steps that are being taken in South Africa as well as the things that are discouraging. There has been a lot of change and we should be glad that that has taken place. So while we are discussing these matters, let us try to keep them in perspective; let us try to keep a world perspective and keep in perspective in relation to South Africa what changes there have been for the good as well as what examples there have been of the extremely bad situation which exists.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT —Order! The time allotted under sessional order in relation to Government papers has expired.