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Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Page: 1229

Senator CARR (Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research) (10:37 AM) —Senator Allison, the answer to your first question is no. I do not read it the way that you have suggested. It does not narrow the advice. Furthermore, in proposed section 6 of the legislation it says that the minister must not give directions about the content of any advice that may be given by Infrastructure Australia. That is a categorical assurance, based on my reading of that legislation.