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Friday, 15 November 2002
Page: 6475


Senator BARTLETT (Leader of the Australian Democrats) (9:33 AM) —In the interests of brevity, I would simply indicate that the Democrats also oppose the motion. We had a bit of a debate yesterday on the cut-off motion, its history and its purpose. This particular bill on a very important issue contains new variations on a past bill. From the Democrats' point of view, it would be much better legislative practice if it were dealt with next year.