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Monday, 7 November 2011
Page: 8411

Senator WONG (South AustraliaMinister for Finance and Deregulation) (20:27): I am sure Liberal senators will be very pleased that Senator Joyce is reprising Senator Williams's argument from some hours ago. I have answered that question; I refer to that answer.

I also indicate to senators I understand that Senator Fierravanti-Wells may have had further questions on the health issue or other issues. I indicate to Senator Xenophon—I know he is on the phone—that the govern­ment is very happy to proceed to voting on his amendment which is before the chamber, if we wish to proceed. I can give that commitment on behalf of the government. I am happy to respond directly to Senator Fierravanti-Wells on a question, but we are quite happy to proceed with voting on this particular amendment. There are a number of subsequent amendments Senator Xenophon has also circulated and flagged.