Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013; In Committee

10:50 am

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray Darling Basin) Share this | Hansard source

Perhaps I can point out that there is an internal inconsistency in the amendments. Amendment (1) on sheet 7374, which would remove bilateral agreements from consideration, is inconsistent with the fact that amendment (1) on 7394 actually contains provisions that would allow for bilateral agreements to apply. So there is a level of internal inconsistency between them that may create a problem—

The CHAIRMAN: Senator Birmingham, that is a debating point.


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