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Wednesday, 16 October 2002
Page: 5300

Senator HUTCHINS (New South Wales) (3.37 p.m.)—I move:


(a) the Community Affairs References Committee request the Commonwealth Ombudsman to report to the committee annually, at least for the next 5 years, on the operation of the social security breaches and penalties system; and

(b) the committee publish the Ombudsman's report and, if it considers it necessary, seek submissions from interested parties before formulating any proposals it may wish to make for improving the operation of the system.

Question agreed to.