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Thursday, 9 December 2004
Page: 38

Debate resumed from 8 December, on motion by Senator Ellison:

That this bill be now read a second time.

upon which Senator Murray had moved by way of an amendment:

At the end of the motion, add “but the Senate:

(a) notes and strongly condemns the conduct of the James Hardie Group as identified in the Jackson Inquiry;

(b) also notes that over the past 50 years tobacco companies have knowingly supplied and promoted a deadly product that kills over 15 000 Australians a year; and

(c) calls on the Government to consider abrogating legal professional privilege for tobacco companies in respect of civil disputes”.