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Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Page: 1066

Senator CHRIS EVANS (Western AustraliaMinister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research and Leader of the Government in the Senate) (17:24): What I have in front of me is not really advice. It is a set of dot points which I think would be known to the senator. They go to the questions of what the UN declaration does and government support. It is not a piece of legal advice, as it were; it is really just noting the various things that impact. But I will get that checked. I do not think it is actually advice in the way we think about it; it just provided information to the department about the applicability of the declaration. I will check. I do not think there is anything that will be a problem, but I do not want to misrepresent it. It is not a legal piece of advice; it is information to inform the process. I will take that on notice. If people are happy to table it, I will table it.