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

7:38 pm

Photo of Larissa WatersLarissa Waters (Queensland, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Thank you, Minister. I think that would be a good outcome. Again, it reflects the need to have these sorts of procedures reflected in the bill so that they are beyond question for the folk who are implementing these provisions. I am pleased that perhaps this appears to be an oversight and I look forward to the disclosure of those appendices not just to me as a member of this chamber but also on the website so that all members of the public can access them.

I can see an iPad approaching you rapidly. I will be very pleasantly surprised and pleased if in the two-week interim since I last looked at these minutes the appendices have in fact been uploaded. If that is the case I welcome that, and I would ask that you ensure that that is standard practice for future meetings. Again, I repeat my suggestion that if that is in fact the government's policy it would be wise to reflect that in the provisions of this bill. Certainly, it is a very easy amendment to craft.


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