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Friday, 28 June 1996
Page: 2546

Senator MARGETTS(11.13 a.m.) —Were you putting all your amendments together?

Senator Cook —Yes.

Senator MARGETTS —I have made it quite clear that we are not over the moon about these amendments. We are not really happy about putting in a ministerial discretion rather than removing it, which is what we would have preferred—we would have preferred the bill not to be here, anyway. We were prepared to support amendment No. 1. The item 7 part of it was better than not having it. The problem we have is largely centred around item 57. It is still not really very special from our point of view. As I say, we still do not much like the bill but, on balance, we will support the chunk of amendments.