Senate debates

Tuesday, 2 August 2022


Joint Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs; Reference

3:40 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Health and Aged Care) Share this | Hansard source

Whilst we have some sympathy for Senator Thorpe's desire to have a reporting date on this particular referral, we also understand the importance of allowing a committee, newly formed, to have the opportunity to explore the time lines that it may require to fully and respectfully administer to the requirements of that referral. So we won't be supporting Senator Thorpe's amendment to this particular referral, but we do put on the record that it would be our desire for time lines for reporting back on referrals to committees to be something that be considered in referrals so that we have an understanding of the duration of particular referrals. In recognition of the newness of this committee, Senator Dodson, we will support your motion unamended.


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