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Monday, 14 March 2005
Page: 102

Senator RIDGEWAY (8:17 PM) —The Democrats oppose schedule 1 in the following terms:

(2)    Schedule 1, page 3 (line 2) to page 57 (line 21), TO BE OPPOSED.

The amendment itself is pretty self-explanatory, so I will not go into detail. The arguments that I have put up and certainly the second reading amendment as well as the amendments that have just been dealt with in committee really go to the question of whether or not this bill ought to be supported, particularly since the end consequence is the abolition of ATSIC rather than reform. We put the amendment forward for the reasons outlined previously.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Knowles)—The question is that schedule 1 stand as printed.

Question agreed to.