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Monday, 7 November 2011
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Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) (11:03): I am not necessarily advocating this position. I am just trying to find some information, so I think that the minister has verballed me in a gentle way.

Senator Cormann: She does that.

Senator Wong: The policy proposition that you are raising, then.

Senator XENOPHON: I am sure that it was not intentional. Was any modelling done? Given that under the CPRS that was debated in this place two years ago there was going to be a deferred payment scheme rather than an upfront scheme, which is what this scheme is proposing, why wasn't some modelling done based on the CPRS to determine what the differences in price rises would be if we had a scheme in place under which deferred payments were allowed, as was proposed by the CPRS?