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Thursday, 24 March 1994
Page: 2289


Senator BOLKUS (Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Multicultural Affairs) (8.48 p.m.) —The minister has already expressed the government's position that, `as soon as practicable' is what he considers to be both sensible and can reflect variations which are likely to occur between jurisdictions. As a consequence, we will be opposing Senator Spindler's amendments.

  Amendment negatived.