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Monday, 13 December 1993
Page: 4435


Senator FAULKNER (Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister for Defence Science and Personnel) (8.12 p.m.) —As I have said, I appreciate Senator Crane's view that this is illogical, but I suspect that we have here an irreconcilable difference. That is the reality we face. I understand Senator Crane's position, but I cannot go any further. I cannot make my position any clearer than I already have. I appreciate the differences that exist, but I think probably we have reached the point where we cannot clarify the issues any further, and I suppose perhaps we ought to determine the issue.

  The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Teague)—As Temporary Chairman of the committee, I am obliged to call any senator who stands and, although we have had several questions on the same matter, I will call Senator Crane.