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Thursday, 21 June 2007
Page: 31

Ms ROXON (11:00 AM) —The Minister for Ageing might be able to assist in this process. My understanding is that the amendments that were moved in the Senate will be moved here. I understand that, with the constitutional restrictions, an identical alternative amendment will be moved. The minister might be able to explain whether that is his understanding of the pro-cess that is going to be followed. Clearly, the amendment that was moved, with the support of the government and Labor, in the other place is an agreed position between the government and the opposition, and with the minor parties as well, as a result of the Senate committee process. It was my understanding that that amendment would be moved here as well. Certainly, I am happy to speak on the others. I understand that it is more about the technical nature of what can be moved in the Senate compared to what can be moved in the House, rather than any opposition to the content of the amendment. Could the minister clarify whether that is the government’s intention before I make some short comments.