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The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed.


Mr Crean (Leader of the Opposition), by leave, presented the following papers:

Labor's Better Priorities—Media Release by Bob McMullan MP and Senator Stephen Conroy, 16 May 2002.

Reform of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme—Joint Statement by the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. Simon Crean, MP, and Stephen Smith, MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing, 16 May 2002.

Debate adjourned (Mr Slipper—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.