Senate debates

Wednesday, 16 August 2006

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2006

In Committee

9:59 am

Photo of Rod KempRod Kemp (Victoria, Liberal Party, Minister for the Arts and Sport) Share this | Hansard source

Do not get tetchy about it. You raised the issue. I am a minister who likes to respond and to assist people. The truth is that it does undermine the argument that somehow this is a radical act, that the government are not accessible to arguments. The truth is that a previous Labor government reached a similar position to ours. We think that they were right at that time and we call on the experience of that time to support our current position. The Labor Party has changed its mind and we have not changed ours.


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