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Tuesday, 25 May 1993
Page: 1173


Senator TIERNEY (12.11 p.m.) —As the gazettal did not occur until after the money had been spent, I am still trying to work out the legal basis for the Commonwealth distributing that money to the universities. How did that occur? Who was responsible for allowing up to, I presume, $1 billion in funds to go out across the country to the various universities without any legal basis in respect of the procedures of the Parliament?