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Friday, 15 June 1984
Page: 3205

Senator GRIMES (Minister for Social Security)(9.23) —Clause 10 states:

(c) has received a report under sub-section (4) in relation to the area from a person nominated by him and has considered the report and any representations attached to the report;

It is a very sensible clause which refers to the protection of significant Aboriginal sites after the expert has looked at them. Clause 9 is the emergency declaration in relation to areas. If one has an emergency declaration and one is making a declaration to cover a particular emergency, one simply does not have time to have a report of that type. We are talking about two entirely different situations.