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Friday, 16 December 1983
Page: 4003

Senator RYAN (Minister for Education and Youth Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women)(3.31) -The Government opposes Senator Harradine's amendment. We believe that persons appearing before the Commissioner should be required to answer questions, produce documents and so on, provided adequate safeguards exist to protect that information or evidence. Adequate safeguards are contained, not only in clause 91 (1) but also in clause 57 and clause 112.