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Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Page: 1255

Senator MILNE (12:44 PM) —I thank the minister for that, but currently there is no scrutiny of decisions to spend public money. During the election campaign we had endless commitments from both the Labor and Liberal parties to spend public money, based on AusLink’s priority lists, determined by state parliaments, where those priority lists had not been before public works committees and had not been assess for environmental and social impacts. It was a wish list from state governments.

Progress reported.