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Monday, 20 December 1993
Page: 5342

Senator COLLINS (Minister for Transport and Communications) (11.21 p.m.) —No; that is not correct. The bill as printed always required that. The amendment with the addition of the note in layman's language—which I think is the expression that Senator Alston used—makes that comprehensively clear. It was always the intention of the bill that claimants, whether they be on pastoral leases or elsewhere, would have to satisfy the test for native title.