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Tuesday, 22 October 2002
Page: 5640


Senator ALSTON (Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts) (6:48 PM) —I move:

That this bill be now read a third time.

In so moving the third reading to the Vocational Education and Training Funding Amendment Bill 2002, I take the opportunity to comment on the second reading amendment, which I think was only very recently circulated and had not been properly brought to my attention. I simply say that it is the usual political diatribe and not to be taken seriously and that, whilst we opposed it on the voices without dividing, I would not want anyone to think for a moment that we took it seriously.