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Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Page: 1233


Senator CARR (Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research) (10:56 AM) —The normal provisions in terms of EIS and other environmental measures apply to infrastructure. There is nothing in this bill that precludes the application of the law to these questions. Senator, I know you have made some points here but I do not know how much more I can contribute. The government’s position has been outlined. You have a different view. You doubt our sincerity and our integrity. We have been in office for all of three months. You are entitled to do that. I understand that. That is the nature of this chamber. But there is not much more I can say to you other than to put on the public record, for the umpteenth time: you are wrong.