Senate debates

Tuesday, 16 June 2020


Environment and Communications References Committee, Environment and Communications Legislation Committee; Reference

4:12 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Vice-President of the Executive Council) Share this | Hansard source

To assist the chamber, the subject matter of this motion and this referral is a temporary regulatory change that the government has initiated in the context of COVID-19. The period for the disallowance to be dealt with is by 25 August. Given there is provision in the reference, as moved, to have an interim report by 11 August, we would anticipate that, at that time, a recommendation could be made by that committee, but, if it is the wish of the chamber to bring the reporting date forward, I'm happy to move to that effect. The disallowance does come to a close—we've got to deal with it as a chamber—by 25 August. But you can move to that effect if you want to change it.


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