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Tuesday, 3 May 1994
Page: 74


Senator NEWMAN (6.28 p.m.) —I move:

1. After clause 1, page 1, insert the following clause:

Sunset clause

  "1A. This Act, unless sooner repealed, ceases to be in force on and from 1 July 1996.".

I outlined the reasons for this sunset clause in my speech at the second reading stage. I said then that given the nature of the bill and the largely uncharted territory that the HIC will find itself in, we believe it is reasonable that a sunset provision be included in the bill. We do not believe that any reasonable person or government could oppose such a suggestion because it will allow the parliament to evaluate after a reasonable period the effectiveness of the legislation and the effectiveness of the HIC in administering it.