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Thursday, 24 November 2011
Page: 9569

Senator ABETZ (TasmaniaLeader of the Opposition in the Senate) (17:33): If an organisation has given that responsibility to a particular director who then fails in that duty, is the organisation still responsible? If it has given that responsibility to somebody else, can it, in effect, sidestep its responsibility? Or is this a clear example where an organisation—or indeed a business, to take it that step further—which seeks to ensure that everything is done properly, but then delegates responsibility to a person who fails, can then still be prosecuted?