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Thursday, 31 August 2000
Page: 17062

Senator ELLISON (Special Minister of State) (11:58 AM) —I might point out that in all of this you only use appropriate force for the circumstances—that is, where there is force, you provide equal force. The situation is that tank deployment would occur only if there were a risk, a threat or an emergency of equivalent proportions. That is quite clear. You would not use it willy-nilly. It would be used only in those extreme circumstances where it was necessary.