Senate debates

Monday, 18 March 2024

Questions without Notice


4:16 pm

Photo of Dorinda CoxDorinda Cox (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister representing the Prime Minister, Minister Farrell. The government's first legislative act of the year was to silence First Nations voices, breaking an election promise to strengthen the environment laws by allowing gas companies to bypass environment and consultation requirements completely. Last week's rushed half-day hearing into a bill revealed a wide range of stakeholders had no idea about the bypass provision and called for it to be removed.

Outside of your gas stoners, who did the government consult with specifically regarding schedule 2 part 2 of this bill, and specifically which First Nations groups were consulted and over what period of time?


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