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Thursday, 12 May 1994
Page: 748


Senator HARRADINE —by leave—This morning Senator Colston indicated that the ever efficient secretary of Estimates Committee F had been requested to contact me to inform me of the proposal to have Estimates Committee F meet on a particular day at the same time as estimates committees A, B and C were meeting. When the matter came before the chamber, I did express my disappointment that I had not been contacted about this matter. This may have been taken as an implied reflection on the efficiency of the officers. I want to withdraw that implication. It was not meant on my part, I can assure the Senate. In fact, the secretary of that committee did contact my office at the time that I was on my way to the chamber. The message did not get to me; it was simply a communications problem.

Sitting suspended from 12.41 to 2.00 p.m.