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Thursday, 15 November 1973

Senator WITHERS (Western AustraliaLeader of the Opposition) - The question I am about to ask Senator Murphy is quite simple and it is for the benefit of the Opposition and other interested parties. May we now take on board that this is the Bill which the Government wants and that the Government will not be proceeding with the Bill previously introduced? If the answer is yes, we can, as can the whole of the community, disregard the first Bill and no longer study it. Is this the Bill which the Government will now be promoting? Will it no longer be promoting the Bill which was previously before the Senate? Just so there is no confusion amongst us -

Senator Sir Kenneth Anderson - And the whole business community of Australia.

Senator WITHERS -And no confusion amongst the whole business community of Australia. Everybody ought to know which Bill will be proceeded with. Everybody ought to know whether this present Bill is now the major thrust of the Government's legislation. In fact the Government may drop this Bill and proceed with the original Bill.

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