Senate debates

Monday, 10 September 2012


Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012; In Committee

6:29 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries and Forestry) Share this | Hansard source

I want to follow on from Senator Waters's question. There are a lot of allegations about the science that is commissioned by industry, but there is another category to this process which is science commissioned by environment movement groups. If the allegation is that the science commissioned by industry is skewed towards industry and their views, what about the other side of the equation—science commissioned by environment groups who have a philosophy against industry? Surely the allegation must work both ways.

Sitting suspended from 18:30 to 19:30


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