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Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Page: 5169

Senator CARR (Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research) (12:49 PM) —Senator, I must say to you I find it hard to believe that you would expect the parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia to pass legislation prohibiting the expression of opinions in student newspapers. I find it an amazing proposition. That is what you have just asked me, and I am saying to you, Senator: that is not the purpose of this parliament. Surely it is not the purpose of this parliament to ban people expressing their opinions.