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Friday, 28 November 1986
Page: 2971

Senator Sir JOHN CARRICK(10.56) —To help the Minister on this, I asked about the papers because the Minister will have gathered from Senator Robert Ray, the Chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Reform, that before that Committee is a Bill of Senator Macklin's seeking a referendum. Prior to that Committee reporting to the Parliament, at my instance the Committee will examine whether there are heads of power for Commonwealth intervention. So the work would be done not only for the Senate but also for the Joint Standing Committee which is taking the wider course.