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Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Page: 7599


Senator MUIR (Victoria) (12:21): Initially, I would just like to say that I have been enjoying listening to the debate, and I actually share some of the concerns that both the Australian Labor Party and my colleague Senator Siewert have been sharing. At this stage, I think the debate has been very good. I have only a few questions, and I do apologise in advance if they have already been asked. I have not had a chance to listen to every single bit of the debate. You will have to forgive the cynic in me, but I do have concerns that the trial is being targeted at low-socioeconomic groups to guarantee success of the trial and to make it easier to justify expansion into the future. In the event that this trial is successful for this particular socioeconomic group, would the data be used, and how would it be used, to predict success for potential future implementation of this type of policy to socioeconomic groups that do not match the trial group?