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Monday, 2 December 2002
Page: 6820

Senator HOGG (1:24 PM) —In view of the comment by Senator Stott Despoja on my proposed amendment (2), whilst that is not before the chair I think it is appropriate that I make some comments on that now so that other speakers in this debate know what my position is. Senator Stott Despoja, I put that in, in the first instance, because there was no definition of `diagnostic investigation'. My concern was, as it always has been in these pieces of legislation, that it was open to abuse. I welcome the amendments that have been put forward by Senator Collins and Senator Nettle. I will be supporting Senator Collins's amendment and, if Senator Collins's amendment is successful, I will then withdraw my amendment.