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Monday, 28 October 1996
Page: 4567


Senator ROBERT RAY —I give notice that, on the next day of sitting, I shall move:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes that the Assistant Treasurer (Senator Kemp) repeatedly failed to take questions on notice when acting in a representational role in estimates hearings;

(b)   believes it is up to the portfolio minister to refuse to answer a question on notice if he believes it covers areas of a confidential nature; and

(c)   condemns Senator Kemp for failing in his duty as a minister.