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

7:50 pm

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

As with some other independent committees constituted under the EPBC Act, it is appropriate for there to be some flexibility of tenure to allow for the appointment of members for a shorter period than three years due to legitimate business reasons such as availability.


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