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Thursday, 24 March 1994
Page: 2155


Senator SHORT (11.14 a.m.) —Just to clarify it, was it just a convenient time for the minister to take that 817 visa class issue to cabinet because he was taking something else to cabinet—namely, the situation affecting principally the Chinese nationals? Is the minister saying that there was no linkage at all between the two issues? I am just seeking confirmation. Is that what he is saying?