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Thursday, 12 December 2002
Page: 8100

Senator MURRAY (4:42 AM) —The Democrats are disappointed that the government cannot see fit to accept amendments which, by agreeing to their amendment, we obviously felt had merit. I am always surprised that governments in these circumstances do not recognise the validity of an argument and will insist on presenting a view, which I am quite certain, in subsequent months and years, will be found to be flawed and will be in need of correction. There are five amendments there. Frankly, I would have preferred to insist on at least the middle three. However, the one amendment I will confess the greatest disappointment to not being insisted upon would be the amendment which said:

(4) A term of a contract for the supply by a corporation of recreational services is void if it limits liability in relation to:

(a) persons under the age of 18 years; or

(b) intellectually disabled persons.

That is a mistake. It is wrong, it is poor morality; and I regret it. However, we accept the circumstances and, at this hour, we should just move on.

Question agreed to.

Resolution reported; report adopted.