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Monday, 7 November 2011
Page: 8422


Senator WONG (South AustraliaMinister for Finance and Deregulation) (21:17): I think that is a little embarrassing, Senator. I mean, really.

Senator Brandis: Are you saying there is a difference between permissive and prohibitive?

Senator WONG: I am sure Senator Brandis could give you a very lengthy explanation of the way in which the word 'may' is often used in regulation-making powers in federal legislation and I am sure he would do that far more eruditely than I propose to do here.