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Saturday, 18 December 1993
Page: 5190


Senator GARETH EVANS (Minister for Foreign Affairs) (9.51 p.m.) —Senator Spindler keeps on asking vulgar and self-serving questions! Of course, I am prepared to concede that the national interest extends to those other interests as well. I simply make the point that it does not help awfully much in terms of the construction of formal statutory provisions to import those sorts of notions, however credible and attractive they may be.