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Thursday, 30 May 1996
Page: 1406


Senator VANSTONE (Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs)(11.34 a.m.) —I move:

That this bill be now read a third time.

I thank participants in the debate. I cannot say that Senator Bolkus was necessarily very helpful to me yesterday, but he has been particularly helpful today, so he can have several gold stars for what has been a useful contribution. Also helpful were Senator Spindler and Senator Cooney, particularly yesterday, because there are subtle distinctions to be drawn and they are not easily made in bold statements. It does take some working through, and that was done very amicably and we have ended up with a better bill because of it.