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Monday, 25 June 2018
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Senator IAN MACDONALD (Queensland) (11:47): So 2,000 or 3,000 companies out of a total of many thousands of companies in Australia. It does impose an additional burden on them. Is the information that's going to be obtained going to be commensurate with the additional cost of providing that information, particularly when you don't really know what the answer to the question is? I think you said it might be 1,000 or that it might be more or it might be less. I am just wondering what the purpose of all this is if we don't quite know what it's going to achieve?

The TEMPORARY CHAIR ( Senator Leyonhjelm ): The question is that the amendments on sheet 8304—