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

8:32 pm

Photo of Barnaby JoyceBarnaby Joyce (Queensland, National Party, Leader of The Nationals in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Madam Chair, the minister did not give an actual figure. He said some of the resources will come from there. The question was: how much of the $150 million—which invokes an actual number from the minister—will fund extra resources or staff within the department of the environment? The minister has been so kind as to cast gratuitous remarks and basically be rather a clever person. So, seeing he is rather clever, let us see if he is clever enough to answer the question.

Senator Heffernan interjecting—


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