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Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Page: 4621


Senator Minchin asked the Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy and the Minister representing the Minister for Tourism, upon notice, on 18 May 2009:

With reference to all legislation administered within your portfolio:

(1) (a)   How many and which statutory reviews are due to commence and/or conclude in 2009; and (b) what are the specified timelines for the commencement and conclusion of each these reviews.

(2) (a)   How many and which statutory reviews are due to commence and/or conclude in 2010; and (b) what are the specified timelines for the commencement and conclusion of each these reviews.


Senator Carr (Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research) —The Minister for Resources and Energy and the Minister for Tourism have provided the following reanswers to the honourable senator’s questions:

(1) (a)   There are two reviews scheduled to conclude in 2009- the Review of NOPSA’s Cost Recovery Arrangements and the statutory review of the Trade Practices (Industry Codes - Oilcode) Regulations 2006. (b) The Review of NOPSA’s Cost Recovery Arrangements was completed in April 2009 and is due to be released in the third quarter of 2009. The statutory review of the Trade Practices (Industry Codes - Oilcode) Regulations 2006 concluded in May 2009.

(2) (a)   Currently there are no anticipated statutory reviews due to commence or conclude in 2010. (b) Not applicable.