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Wednesday, 11 August 2004
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Senator HILL (Minister for Defence) (8:50 PM) —I am advised that the answer is no, there has not been discussion on that. But, whilst I think it is possible to debate the inclusion of the yarn forward rule of origin, it does not seem to me that that specifically relates to the amendment before the chamber. The amendment being put by the Greens would not affect the yarn forward rule of origin. The amendment being put by the Greens would remove the possibility of a US Customs officer accompanying an Australian verification officer. I have been given some advice that I could share with the chamber in relation to the yarn forward rule of origin but it does not seem to be—


Senator Brown —Please do. I was going to ask about that so it would be good if you did.


Senator HILL —Why don't we deal with the amendment that is before the chamber first? Then I will be happy to deal with a different issue.