Michelle Lensink

Industrial Law Reform (Enterprise And Economic Development-Labour Market Relations) Bill

This speech is in relation to the Industrial Law Reform (Enterprise And Economic Development-Labour Market Relations) Bill and means of managing databases.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: I am astonished by those comments of the Hon. Nick Xenophon in relation to the keeping of records. I will have been in this place for two years in June. I extensively use the contacts section of Outlook, which allows for addresses and phone numbers, etc. You can set up categories. My personal assistant and I would have entered in there the names of about 1 500 people. I am just using that as an example of one way of managing your membership or whatever information you want to have. You can click on one that is financial and one that is non-financial. It might be that the age of members in this place is such that they do not know how to use their computers, but there are so many simple means of managing databases and so many software programs that I just cannot believe the argument about the onerous keeping of records. It takes the click of two buttons in this day and age. That argument holds no weight whatsoever.

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