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Monday, 19 March 2018
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Senator CORMANN (Western AustraliaLeader of the Government in the Senate, Minister for Finance, Special Minister of State and Vice-President of the Executive Council) (17:35): I've just got to make the point here that the views of a committee, however sincerely held, don't make this inconsistent with the Constitution. The committees of the Senate, as much as they are held in high regard by all of us, are not arbiters of what is and what is not consistent with the Constitution.

The CHAIR: The question is that the amendments and requests for amendments as moved by Senator Leyonhjelm be agreed to.

Bills agreed to.

Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2017-2018 reported without requests for amendments and Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2017-2018 reported without amendments; report adopted.