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Friday, 28 June 1996
Page: 2574


Senator SHORT (Assistant Treasurer)(2.51 p.m.) —I am reading from an AAP report, some parts of which are quotes and some parts of which are not. The clear intention of what he was saying is, `The bill as drafted.' There were parts in quotes that I read. I said, `I quote,' for the parts in quotes I read. But the whole thrust of his statement was to request those that are opposing the government's bill to drop their opposition, as was the case with the Business Council's request to Senator Kernot.