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Thursday, 17 December 1992
Page: 5312

Senator PANIZZA (12.31 p.m.) —Before I formally move the two amendments standing in my name, the Minister at the table, Senator Cook, did not mention what Senator Macdonald had to say in the second reading speech regarding subclause 26(2) in which he raised the point that, as we were assured at the inquiry, that does not include death. That subclause states:

Compensation is not payable for an intentionally self-inflicted injury.

Is the Minister going to agree with what his advisers said at the hearing, that that does not include paying for death or suicide?