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Wednesday, 1 December 1976
Page: 3045

Mr BRYANT (Wills) -In supporting my colleague the honourable member for Hughes (Mr Les Johnson) I would like to say first that I think it is sound procedure that the Bill be reprinted in this way. There seems to be a continuing series of muddles when this Government handles legislation of any complicated nature. This is in the almost continuing theme of the Medibank situation. This operation was commenced last year while we were in government. The legislation after being before the House was taken away, redrafted, then amended, then redrafted and then more amendments were made. One of the quaint things about Australian politics is the way this Government managed before it came into power to make it look as though it were a model of efficiency. All I can say is that it is a model for muddling.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill presented by Mr Viner, and read a first time.

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