Senate debates

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


National Health Amendment (Simplified Price Disclosure) Bill 2013; In Committee

10:29 am

Photo of Nick XenophonNick Xenophon (SA, Independent) Share this | Hansard source

Can I ask the government—and I am happy for this to be taken on notice, for obvious reasons—what level of consultation was there in respect of this piece of legislation and the policy rationale behind this legislation in the lead-up, from the time that the coalition formed government? In fact, is the government able to say what consultation existed under the former government in terms of whatever information is available from the department. Again, I am happy to take it on notice, but I just want to see the nature, level and dates of that consultation, if I could get an undertaking from the minister for that information to be provided in due course and in a timely manner. I think I see a nod of the head there—I am not verballing the minister!


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