Senate debates

Monday, 14 September 2009

Native Title Amendment Bill 2009

In Committee

6:12 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I am not trying to be difficult. The two issues are separate; I did ask about two separate issues. One was about resources. The other was following up comments the minister made in response to our proposed amendments—that is, that the Attorney-General had an open mind and that any changes would need to be subject to consultation, but that before making any other amendments the government would need to assess how these changes had proceeded. My question is—I am not trying to be difficult; I am just trying to get this on record—when the government is assessing the changes, will it be using its normal consultation processes, as the minister outlined, or will there be a separate consultation process?


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