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Wednesday, 13 November 2002
Page: 6289


Senator MURPHY (8:36 PM) —I do apologise, Mr Temporary Chairman, but I would like to know if it is the case that the reason the minister is resisting the proposed amendment is that the review in the bill is the mechanism or process that was agreed by COAG and therefore the minister says, `Look, we can't amend it, because that was what was agreed by the states.' I just want to know if that is the reason that the amendment proposed by Senator Bishop is being opposed.