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Wednesday, 9 February 2005
Page: 28

Senator MURRAY (11:26 AM) —Returning to the substance of the bill, this is my last set of general questions. Minister, if you note the Bills Digest No. 52 relating to this bill, the very last paragraph—and I would like a general response to these remarks—says:

However, as noted in the Main Provisions section of this Digest, some provisions seem to be unnecessary (such as item 37 of Schedule 1). Also, the language used in some provisions may be ambiguous and may need some refinement (such as item 23 of Schedule 1), and sometimes the reason for restricting the operation of certain provisions is unclear (see items 53 and 59 of Schedule 1).

It would be useful if you could put on the record your response to a fairly precise criticism.