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Thursday, 17 October 2002
Page: 5432

Senator LUNDY (5:23 PM) —Before I do so, I think it is appropriate to take this opportunity to acknowledge that we are amending this act because the original act was so flawed in its construction. This is not the first time it has happened with legislation brought forward by this government, and it does give us an opportunity to have another look at the legislation. In this case, as I have stated before, the Labor opposition believe that the government has responded appropriately to the deficiencies in the original act and extended its amendments necessary, in our view, to address those concerns. We concur with the government's observations on the amendment that the Democrat senator has moved.