Senate debates

Monday, 14 September 2009

Native Title Amendment Bill 2009

In Committee

6:13 pm

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Climate Change and Water) Share this | Hansard source

Yes, the government will be using its existing consultation processes. No, the government is not ruling out any other consultation process. Obviously, that is a matter for the Attorney-General, but the reference I made in the summing up to the assessment of the impact of the changes also included looking at how the act operates in practice. That is a reasonable thing for the Attorney to want to do—to consider how these amendments operate in practice and to consider what effect they have had in practice before considering further changes.


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