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Monday, 30 November 1998
Page: 905


Senator MARGETTS (5:21 PM) —We have had various elements of this debate during the entire committee stage of this bill. The government and the opposition seem to be quite keen to restrict the liability. We have given plenty of examples where the potential harm from what you have put into the atmosphere by way a space launch may be there for perhaps a long time. I have spoken about potentially hundreds of thousands of items floating around. In the end it may be that `you pays your money and you takes your chances', but you are not taking just your chances, you are taking other people's chances as well. So we will support this Democrats amendment.