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

8:50 pm

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

It took a while, but we eventually got two names, and without his having to google it. They were actually beside him, but he forgot to ask for them.

Minister, you were talking about how you were going to go out and search, to scope the nation high and wide, for the scientific minds to assist you in this committee. Can you give us any sort of process for how you will go about doing this? How are you going to source these scientific minds and when will the expressions of interest begin for the process of sourcing high and wide these scientific minds? It sounds as if you just might be flying by the seat of your pants; it is sounding awfully like the NBN.


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