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Thursday, 12 August 2004
Page: 26379

Senator HILL (Minister for Defence) (5:15 PM) —That is the point I am making. On our side, the protection we needed was to maintain the PBS, to not have to make concessions under the PBS that could threaten the price protection that is inherent within it. That was a no-go zone as far as we were concerned, and we are satisfied that the outcome does not in any way threaten that system. I have heard nothing in the four days of the debate in here or before it that, in my mind, questions that reality.