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Wednesday, 11 December 2002
Page: 7706


Senator FAULKNER (Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) (12:33 PM) —I have looked carefully at the government amendments and I agree with the minister that the government has done a good job here in drafting these amendments. Unless a substantive case can be mounted to the contrary, even though these amendments are in conflict with opposition amendment (31), I think that, for the ease of dealing with this particular matter, it would be my intention a little later in this committee's deliberation not to move opposition amendment (31). I accept these amendments going to the issue of interpreters on request that have been proposed by the government. I think they are good amendments. I think they should be supported by the committee and they will be supported by the opposition.