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Thursday, 4 October 1984
Page: 1723


Mr McVEIGH(1.21 a.m.) —The Opposition supports the amendments. They are in line with our policy. I seek an assurance from the Minister for Primary Industry (Mr Kerin) that the review will be conducted and that people representative of the industry from State, national and regional areas will have the opportunity of having an input into those discussions. The Opposition is firmly wedded to the proposition that there be two grower representatives from each State elected by the growers and-


Mr Ian Cameron —I take a point of order, Mr Chairman. I would like to ask the Minister where his amendments are because we do not have copies of them here. We would like to know what he is on about.


Mr Young —Your spokesman is agreeing with them.


Mr Ian Cameron —Maybe he is, but I still want to see and read them. Being an old cocky from way back, I want to know what you blokes are on about because I do not trust you for one minute.


The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN (Mr Mountford) —There is no point of order. The amendments were circulated. They are at the end of the table if the honourable member wishes to take a copy. I call the honourable member for Darling Downs.


Mr McVEIGH —We would like an assurance from the Minister that the review will be conducted and that the matter will be brought back to the Parliament so that we can debate it in the democratic process with plenty of time rather than have the attitude adopted at present where a set of circumstances forced an inappropriate discussion which was not conducive to a full and frank debate on the various issues confronting the wheat industry.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill reported with amendments; report-by leave-adopted.