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

8:34 pm

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

Most of the funding is for research and development and bioregional plans. I am probably guessing, but I am sure I am reasonably close that the Office of Water Science is within the department of the environment, surprisingly, and some of the resources of those staff will go towards servicing the committee. But the vast bulk of funding is for bioregional plans and research and development.


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