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Tuesday, 30 November 2004
Page: 21

Senator LUDWIG (1:43 PM) —Without drawing it out, suffice to say that Labor is not minded to support this. A certain amount of effort has gone into getting to the position that is currently provided for in the bill on reasonable grounds and to try to tamper and play around with that is fraught with legislative danger. It introduces both impractical and alternative issues, both negatives I think which may create difficulties in the longer run. But without having the benefit of the committee to examine this particular issue in detail to see whether it had any merit, we are not persuaded that it would be a better position than that which is currently in the bill.