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

8:18 pm

Photo of Bill HeffernanBill Heffernan (NSW, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

The committee gathers evidence. It is a good idea that it is not tooled to do anything; it is tooled to gather evidence. Minister, could you confirm for me that, whatever this committee does and whatever advice it provides to whoever it provides it to, there is absolutely no authority for the committee to have its decisions and findings imposed anywhere?


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