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Monday, 20 December 1993
Page: 5238


Senator TAMBLING —by leave—As a number of the issues that Senator Vanstone, Senator Bishop and others have raised go to the core of this essential legal advice, it is so important to give this good and proper consideration. Similarly, a number of the amendments that either have been deferred or are currently sitting on the agenda paper have very significant import for the states and the Northern Territory. What efforts have been made to circulate those amendments to the respective state and territory governments? What responses have been received from them? Will the minister table those responses and endeavour to obtain those views, given the import of this legislation that impacts so severely on state and territory land administration?