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Thursday, 17 December 1992
Page: 5441


Senator TEAGUE (10.46 p.m.) —Just before the Minister sums up the whole debate, I thought it would be useful to speak on the amendment moved by Senator Harradine to refer the Bill to the Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills rather than have it proceed tonight. This is tantamount to the Bill not being passed. In my earlier remarks on behalf of the Opposition I noted the urgency of this legislation, and we must come down on the side of the urgency of this Bill being passed tonight.