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

7:43 pm

Photo of Stephen ConroyStephen Conroy (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

Under the terms of the act the minister must make his own decision, and he cannot be influenced. It is a fairly standard process where even the Cabinet cannot make the decision. The minister is empowered to make the decision individually. I am happy to get a more detailed description for you, but it is a fairly normal standard process.


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