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Tuesday, 28 May 2002
Page: 2488

Debate resumed from 16 May, on motion by Mr Ian Macfarlane:

That this bill be now read a second time.

upon which Dr Emerson moved by way of amendment:

That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: “whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House:

(1) noting that the issue of insurance is a central part of the Government's proposal, expresses concerns about the Government's priorities in offering $3 billion of insurance cover for space launching when school fetes, country shows and sporting associations are struggling to meet the exorbitant cost of public liability insurance; and

(2) notes that the Government has been able to find $100 million to support the Asia Pacific Space Centre while freezing the R&D Start Program”.