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Thursday, 4 May 1989
Page: 1829

Senator ROBERT RAY (Minister for Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs)(5.46) —It is disappointing that Senator Walters has not addressed herself to the two questions that my colleagues asked. Instead, she sought to bluster away in a fairly loud voice. The first question was that of age. It is difficult in those circumstances. I always thought that Senator Walters was between 35 and 38, but my colleagues behind me say that I am wrong. Judging age is not easy. They sought the honourable senator's definition of `relish', not a definition existing somewhere else and so on. Senator Walters has not answered that either. When I am on the question of definition, I am more interested in clause 5 (5), which says that an exception can be made on the basis of `educational, cultural, scientific, historical and cinematographic significance'. I really wonder what this refers to.

The CHAIRMAN —Order! Under sessional order, the time for consideration of General Business has expired. I shall report progress.

The Chairman having reported accordingly-