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Thursday, 16 October 2008
Page: 6266


Senator BRANDIS (5:11 PM) —That is not the question before the chair. I think everyone—opposition, government, cross-bench parties—accepts that this is a special case. We are, by the operation of the law and through no other mechanism, creating a relationship which did not previously exist. So it neither follows logically nor is appropriate to deal with the matter in this context.