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Thursday, 13 August 2009
Page: 4954


Senator Minchin asked the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, upon notice, on 10 June 2009:

(1)   How many and which: (a) Acts; and (b) legislative instruments, including select legislative instruments, statutory rules and regulations, are administered within the Minister’s portfolio.

(2)   With reference to the ‘clean-up’ of redundant and potentially-redundant regulations being coordinated by the Department of Finance and Deregulation, which Acts or legislative instruments have been identified as redundant or potentially-redundant and why.


Senator Faulkner (Minister for Defence) —The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

(1)   I am advised that the Minister representing the Attorney-General will provide in her answer a complete list of legislative instruments and Acts broken down by portfolio.

(2)   None of the Acts, legislative instruments or instruments identified by the Department of Finance and Deregulation and which were removed were administered in the Veterans’ Affairs portfolio. In relation to redundant Acts, legislative instruments or instruments and potentially redundant Acts, legislative instruments or instruments which have not yet been removed, advice relating to these groups cannot be provided at this point in time as the Acts, legislative instruments or instruments, as the case may be, are still subject to policy, legal and other considerations.