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Wednesday, 18 September 1985
Page: 715

Senator PETER RAE —by leave-I thank the Senate for giving me leave and I thank Senator Coates for informing me of the steps that are being taken by the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Operations to investigate the report that I mentioned. Senator Coates quoted some of my words. I would like to make it clear that when I referred to `the Government' I was talking about the Executive rather than honourable senators on the Government side of the chamber. I was concerned that no statement had been made at the time of tabling by the Minister responsible for the tabling, or on his behalf, in relation to that report. I am content that the matter is being taken up by what I believe to be an extremely effective committee, and therefore I will not pursue the matter further.