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Wednesday, 8 June 1994
Page: 1462

Senator COOK (Minister for Industry, Science and Technology and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Science) (11.10 a.m.) —That is a generous offer by Senator Watson. I am, of course, prepared to accept that. However, I raise a consideration on Senator Watson's side of the ledger: not being entirely sure of the nature of the questions Senator Watson may wish to put at this point, I do not know whether he wants them included in my remarks for the purposes of interpretation. Might I now signify that, if they do go to the interpretation of the bill, when my replies are delivered at a later time they ought to be included, for the purposes of this debate, as matters relating to the interpretation under the Acts Interpretation Act.