On moves to discriminate against seasonal workers.

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (4.15 p.m.)–I thank all the people who put in submissions and appeared as witnesses before the inquiry. They provided a great deal of information which was very helpful to me and to the Democrats. I express my disappointment at the very inadequate information provided by government departments that appeared before the Community…

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Senator Bartlett on immigration regulation changes.

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (12.18 p.m.)–I indicate on behalf of the Democrats that we will be supporting Senator Margetts's motion to disallow this regulation. I appreciate the length of time and the expertise that Senator McKiernan has developed on this issue and some of the comments he made, but I do not share his enthusiasm for…

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Wildlife Protection Act (REGULATION OF EXPORTS AND IMPORTS) Senator Bartlett affirms the Democrats support of this legislation.

WILDLIFE PROTECTION (REGULATION OF EXPORTS AND IMPORTS) AMENDMENT BILL 1998 [1999] Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (1.55 p.m.)–I will be very brief, to enable the legislation to get passed in the four minutes we have remaining. Firstly, the Democrats support this legislation, the aim of which, of course, is to enable more successful prosecution of those who…

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On regional forest agreements

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (3.57 p.m.)–I thank the Senate for their consideration. Obviously, the Senate as a whole is of a view that this is an important matter which does need highlighting. I rise to speak on this matter of public importance because I believe that the Senate needs to devote some time to this this…

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Broadly, it has been stated that this legislation is seeking to minimise electoral fraud as well as removing the right of prisoners to vote.

Senator BARTLETT (Queensland) (12.51 p.m.)–This is the first piece of legislation that I have had carriage of since I was given the portfolio of electoral matters for the Australian Democrats. I look forward to working in this area with the rest of the Senate in a constructive way for some time. With this legislation, as…

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