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Thursday, 8 June 1989
Page: 3696

Senator BUTTON (Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce)(5.37) —It is no reflection on anybody's competence. Members of the industry made representations to us, as did a lot of Opposition senators-including Senator Chaney-and we changed our view. I thought that would be the sort of conduct which even this Opposition would welcome, because it is the only influence which the Opposition has on events. It did have an influence on these events, and I would have thought the honourable senator would have welcomed it.