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Wednesday, 13 November 2002
Page: 6300


Senator HARRADINE (9:47 PM) —I support the amendment; I think it is highly desirable. It is the least that can be done for this report, which will be a private review, and it is absolutely essential to have the review at least tabled in both houses of the parliament. I think it would be essential at that time for this review to contain detail of who was heard and the gravamen of the material that was given. I remind the chamber that one of the problems that we had on the committee was that COAG would not give us the basis upon which it made its decisions. Senator Murphy's amendment is a good one in that it will require those conducting the review to table their report, and presumably the information upon which they have made their recommendations, and to have that tabled in both houses of parliament. So I support the amendment moved by Senator Murphy.