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Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Page: 1219


Senator CARR (Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research) (9:50 AM) —My advice is that the provision there refers to the line responsibilities through to the minister and it is designed to ensure that there is not an overlap with existing infrastructure provision agencies, whether it be in a state, in local government or within the Commonwealth itself. It is to ensure that there is effective coordination between the various agencies of government and within government at a national level.