Senator Bartlett speaks on behalf of Senator Lyn Allison to the disallowance motion of disability regulations, saying the government should consult more with people with disabilities before making decisions on their behalf.

Senator BARTLETT(Queensland)(5.31 p.m.)–I wish to speak on behalf of Senator Lyn Allison who, together with Senator Margetts, put forward the motion we are now debating. The Democrats are keen that the Senate appreciate the effect these regulations would have if they continued to be in force. They are, basically, a licence to discriminate. I take…

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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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