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Thursday, 25 August 1994
Page: 342


Senator IAN MACDONALD (11.24 a.m.) —I am not sure I have been following the debate as closely as I should have in a technical sense, but do I understand Senator Coulter to say that his amendments were really only relevant if his amendment to the preamble was passed? If that is the case and the preamble has been done away with, is it procedurally sensible then to put these amendments? What if we happen to agree to the amendments? What would happen then? Could they stand by themselves?