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Thursday, 26 March 1987
Page: 1372

Senator WATSON(11.47) —Does the Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Gietzelt) acknowledge, from the remarks he has just made, that the Government is going to use this inquiry as a basis for extending its options to hold a subsequent inquiry and have subsequent bans similar to those proposed in this legislation apply to the other areas which have not been specifically referred to-the Douglas-Apsley, Quamby Bluff, Jackeys Marsh and other areas of Tasmania? If so, such an admission opens up this debate to the much wider ramifications of closing up permanently vast areas of forest land to the State and forestry development.