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Thursday, 30 June 1994
Page: 2511

Senator COOK (Minister for Industry, Science and Technology and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Science) (6.29 p.m.) —I cannot pre-empt what the Treasurer's view will be. As I said, broadly, the Commonwealth is not opposed to the recommendations made.

  My understanding is that New South Wales is in a similar situation but other states have raised particular objections. We are not yet through the process of framing a final response—that will depend very much on the outcome of consultations with the states—so I cannot give you a categorical reply. I repeat that, broadly, we are not opposed to the recommendations.

  Bills agreed to.

  Bills reported without amendment; report adopted.