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Friday, 6 December 1985
Page: 3221

Senator GARETH EVANS (Minister for Resources and Energy)(3.43) —I am a reasonable person and if it is sufficiently evident that the numbers are against us on Senator Durack's amendment and Hansard can so record, it is the case that the Government is not acceding to this but is simply being outvoted by a combination of the forces of darkness opposite in combination with the Australian Democrats. In those circumstances we will yield as gracefully as we can.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill reported with an amendment; report adopted.