Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Wednesday, 11 August 2004
Page: 26120


Senator HILL (Minister for Defence) (12:14 PM) —It is very nice of you to say so. Article 21.1 says:

The Joint Committee shall be composed of government officials ...

That seems pretty clear to me. But it also says:

The Joint Committee may ... seek the advice of non-governmental persons or groups.

So my interpretation would be that you would not have industry people on the joint committee but you may well seek advice from industry people and others with particular relevant knowledge or experience. I regret that I missed the second part of the question; I did not quite understand what was being asked. Would Senator Ridgeway mind repeating it?