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Tuesday, 10 December 2002
Page: 7617

Senator ELLISON (Minister for Justice and Customs) (8:47 PM) —I am advised that you have to have the consent signed by the minister and you could not convey that by email to have it signed. It is quite easily done by fax—the document is signed and it is then sent to the person at the other end, who can then sign the document. But with an email you cannot do that. Email does not provide for signatures. That is the difficulty.