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Wednesday, 8 December 2004
Page: 30


Senator ALLISON (11:43 AM) —I do not wish to prolong this debate, but I would be in trouble with my colleagues if I did not say, Minister, that we hope these appointments are made on merit. I would have moved the Democrats' usual amendment, which would be up to about 27 times now and which would likely not get support again. Minister, I would like you to take on board our request in this case that this be a clear process that is based on merit.