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Thursday, 30 June 1994
Page: 2535


Senator BOURNE (10.05 p.m.) —As I said on Tuesday in the debate on this matter, which Senator Calvert brought up, the Australian Democrats have concerns about what appear to be political appointments to the board of the ABC. However, we do not feel the same urgency as the opposition to suspend the standing orders to debate this matter right now.

  So far this week we have had one MPI, two questions, two answers, one taking note of an answer and one adjournment contribution with regard to this matter. This issue will not go away. We look forward to seeing the Governor-General's answer to Senator Alston's letter, but we will not be supporting this motion right now.