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Thursday, 21 August 1980
Page: 660

Mr HURFORD (Adelaide) - I thank the Minister for Administrative Services (Mr John McLeay) for his courteous response to the debate, even though he stretched the Standing Orders a little by doing so in the Committee stage. The Opposition has no difficulties with the amendments. We studied them all closely as we received an advance copy of them. The main changes probable weaken the main objective of the Bill. Nevertheless we recognise that there are good reasons for those changes. At the same time, we recognise that there have to be exemptions for some corporations, particularly where they compete with private enterprise. I am not sure that the Minister mentioned Trans-Australia Airlines but I imagine--

Mr John McLeay (BOOTHBY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - That is one, it is true.

Mr HURFORD - It is one which, being in a very competitive situation, would have to be exempt. We understand that. In summary, the Opposition has no difficulties with these amendments and understands why they have been moved.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

Bill reported with amendments; report - by leave - adopted.

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