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Monday, 30 November 1998
Page: 903


Senator MINCHIN (Industry, Science and Resources) (5:11 PM) —Obviously that is correct. What we are talking about here is a specific penalty in this act for failing to comply with the direction of a launch safety officer. Obviously the general criminal law, whether at state or federal level, would apply to everything that goes on. There is no immunity; there is no line drawn around a space facility to say that no other laws apply. All other laws apply and, if a criminal action takes place, they will be prosecuted for it. That is an important point to note.