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Government must release its legal advice on the Snowy Hydro sale: Brown.



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Senator Bob Brown Senator for Tasmania

Government must release its legal advice on the Snowy Hydro sale: Brown

Senator Brown, 25th May 2006 Greens leader Bob Brown today called on the government to release its legal advice on the sale of the Commonwealth's Snowy Hydro shares, after it rejected legal advice obtained by the Greens that the sale would not be legal.

"The motions passed by the Parliament approving the sale of Commonwealth shares in the Snowy Hydro company do not satisfy the requirements of the Snowy Hydro Corporatisation Act 1997 and are therefore illegal, according to legal advice obtained by the Greens," Senator Brown said.

"The government has rejected that opinion. The Greens call on the government to release its legal advice, which says the sale is in accordance with the Coporatisation Act."

"The government should resolve this issue immediately," Senator Brown said.

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