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Monday, 20 December 1993
Page: 5349

Senator SPINDLER (12.09 a.m.) —What the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Senator Gareth Evans) explained is correct, of course, and it was exactly the intention of our lease.

Senator Alston —You are being deliberately confusing, are you?

Senator SPINDLER —No, there is no confusion. We are of the view, quite firmly, that this would benefit Aboriginal people more than the government's version. If I cannot move the minister, and it would appear that I cannot, we may reconsider our position on 21.