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Thursday, 17 October 1985
Page: 1384

Senator WATSON(11.52) —I am sorry, but I am having a little bit of trouble with the logic of the Minister for Finance (Senator Walsh). I understood the Minister to say that the fact that the Public Accounts Committee did not respond to the Minister's letter implied that the Committee was in support of what the Minister had put forward in his letter. I would submit that there has been no reply and there has been no discussion by the Public Accounts Committee. Therefore, I believe that any indication of support by the Public Accounts Committee for what the Government is doing is completely out of place and irrelevant.