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Thursday, 19 February 1987
Page: 227


Senator SANDERS(10.14) —We have been listening to this particular point of discussion for probably some 45 minutes. What Senator Durack is actually asking would be the equivalent of trying to ask the people framing legislation for motor drivers licences exactly how each licence would be issued. He wants a detailed analysis of how each permit will be issued. There can be no such answer. The only conclusion I can draw from this is that Senator Durack loves to hear the sound of his own voice. Over and over again the Minister has explained this matter. I am afraid that Senator Durack did not bother to examine in Hansard the Minister's explanations, which have been lucid. Senator Durack has been on the same point, hammering away and wasting the time of the Committee. At this time I will not waste the time of the Committee any more except to point out that we have important legislation before us. This is an important piece of legislation-we have other pieces such as plant variety rights. I urge Senator Durack to do some homework so that we can get on with the business of the Senate.