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
I will now read it for the benefit of the senate, you will be thrilled to know, Senator Heffernan:
(b) the Minister believes that the taking of the action:
(i) is likely to have a significant impact on water resources; and
(ii) may have an adverse impact on a matter protected by a provision of Part 3.
I understand that those powers mean that the minister has a wider discretion than you are describing.