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Tuesday, 4 December 1973
Page: 4264

Mr WENTWORTH (Mackellar) - The Committee should not be required to pass a Bill when it does not really know what the Bill is all about. There is probably a perfectly good explanation for this. I am not saying that this is sinister or bad. There seems to be a little double talk here. There may be a very good reason for it.

I am perfectly happy to believe that there really is a good reason for it. Would the Minister be so kind as to oblige me by telling me what the reason is? Surely this is not an unreasonable request. The Minister must be familiar with every detail of the Bill; otherwise he would not be in charge of it. I am not trying to say that there is anything wrong with this. I would just like to know what it is all about.

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