Monday, 2 May 2016
Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016; In Committee
The opposition will be supporting these amendments. I would not be able to talk with their current member Alannah McTiernan, if I actually did not strongly support these amendments. We have had considerable discussion, I know, in contributions this afternoon. In the original discussion around this legislation, a number of senators talked about submissions that had been made to them about the need to widen the definition, particularly in Western Australia. I think this is a good response from the government and it will actually now engage with people in those local government areas in Western Australia who feel they need to be part of the process, so we are supporting these amendments.
Question agreed to.