Senate debates

Monday, 10 September 2012

Bills

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012; In Committee

12:59 pm

Photo of David FeeneyDavid Feeney (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence) Share this | Hansard source

I am advised that while states do have responsibility for these matters, this legislation has at its very heart the notion that better scientific analysis and better transparency will be achieved through the agency of Commonwealth legislation.

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