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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 82

Senator SANDERS(5.32) —The Australian Democrats will also support the amendments. I note the kind words of the Minister for Resources and Energy, Senator Gareth Evans, directed towards the Democrats. I note that he has mellowed and matured in his new position of Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate.

Senator Lewis —I don't see why. They vote with you on every important issue.

Senator SANDERS —We remain critical when the Minister deserves it, but in general I think he does a good job for the people of Australia. We will support the Government on these amendments. As has been noted, we will move our amendments and also seek to amend the Government's amendments, specifically government amendment No. 38, which we will come to later in the proceedings. The Government has our support for the amendments before the Chair at this moment.

Amendments agreed to.

Clause 3, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 4 agreed to.

Clause 5 (Functions of Organisation).