Thursday, 9 February 2006
Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Repeal of Ministerial Responsibility for Approval of Ru486) Bill 2005
The question asked by Senator Lyn Allison of me was whether I would set times. I made it clear that it was not within the province of the Chairman of Committees to set times, that that was normally done in a standard debate by arrangement between the parties. Then I made it clear that I hoped that the parties would go away and come to an arrangement. I was hoping I might get something in writing out of the interested parties; I am obviously not going to get something in writing. That was too much of an expectation on my part. Can I get direction?