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Monday, 2 December 2002
Page: 6882

Senator BROWN (7:35 PM) —I am sure Senator Harradine made this point, but the difference between Senator Harradine's motion and those guidelines is that one has the force of law and the other is indicative. Before dinner, we canvassed the importance of this matter and a person's right to be able to express conscience on it without being penalised. I think it is very compelling that we do not leave this to the whim of the employer and that it is not left to guidelines. It is an important matter and it should become a part of the law. Now is the time to make that determination.