Senate debates

Thursday, 17 October 2019


Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019, Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019; In Committee

11:01 am

Photo of Rex PatrickRex Patrick (SA, Centre Alliance) Share this | Hansard source

I have a question for the minister. Noting the late arrival of the amendments, I am trying to get an understanding of exactly what they involve. So if I make any errors here, I apologise. My understanding is that the effect of these amendments will be that an extra $50 million will go to pre-disaster disaster preparation. Minister, how will that spending be determined? What process will the relevant minister go through? Is the relevant minister still the Home Affairs minister or is it some other minister? How will the expenditure be announced to both the parliament and the public?


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