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Thursday, 2 April 1987
Page: 1792

Senator WATSON(10.26) —I would like to draw the Minister's attention to the irresponsible use of the Advance to the Minister for Finance, if that is going to be the mechanism used to finance this inquiry. I remind the Minister that this advance is for unforeseen and unexpected circumstances. We have a Bill before us but we can hardly say that it is unforeseen or unexpected. I do not think it is good enough for the Government to use this mechanism to finance this inquiry.