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Thursday, 5 December 2002
Page: 7258


Senator NETTLE (11:52 AM) —I put on record that the Australian Greens will not be supporting the amendment put forward by Senator Barnett. I do not particularly wish to speak on that issue now, other than to say that this legislation has come out of a COAG agreement and that we believe that, given that it has come out of a COAG agreement and that the states have agreed to also put in place mirror legislation relating to this piece of federal legislation being debated—that is, given the agreement that has been reached with all of the premiers as to the nature of this legislation, and given the relevant states making changes to their state legislation—it is appropriate to go forward in this manner. We will not be supporting the amendment.