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Monday, 2 December 2002
Page: 6903

Senator HOGG (10:14 PM) —I have heard what the minister had to say. That is not the advice that I have been given. I respect the advice that you have been given, Minister, but the amendment says:

... regulations must be made prescribing matters that may constitute ...

It is mandatory to make the regulations but it is prescribing the matters that may constitute a conflict of interest. I do not think that is an unreasonable request. I do not believe, from the information that I have been provided from around this place, that that is groundbreaking in terms of legislation, and I commend the amendment to the Senate.