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Monday, 20 December 1993
Page: 5278


Senator BOSWELL (Leader of the National Party of Australia) (4.15 p.m.) —Senator Teague's statement raises certain questions that I will direct to Senator Gareth Evans. All the Australian Premiers bar one—Mr Goss has indicated today that he is not in favour of this legislation—wish to discuss the Native Title Bill at a meeting they are having on 20 February. If the Premiers are inclined not to bring in state legislation to support the federal legislation, what would be the position? Would this federal bill have any effect? Would it fall to the ground?