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Monday, 27 February 2006
Page: 118

Senator BOB BROWN (Leader of the Australian Greens) (9:21 PM) —Really? What about the other environment groups? What about the legislation as a whole? In his second reading speech, the minister said:

I refer to issues such as establishing more comprehensive and up-to-date provisions about delegations and bringing the enactment into compliance with modern administrative law principles, for instance by explicitly requiring consultation with relevant parties before certain adverse decisions are taken.

Could the minister’s delegate tell us what is meant by that sentence, what are the relevant parties referred to in that sentence and what sort of adverse decisions are being referred to there?