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Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Page: 5945


Senator BIRMINGHAM (South Australia) (18:28): Thank you, Minister. So they provide a reserve power to fast-track the process. That being the case, should there not be some limitation on that reserve power that ensures an obligation of the minister of the day to consult with the relevant statutory body and with relevant industry groups? Why is it that this reserve power appears to be unfettered in its application in the legislation?