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Thursday, 10 May 2018
Page: 2846


Senator BERNARDI (South Australia) (11:14): In respect of the definition of what a senior manager is, amendment (3), paragraph (d), reads:

(d) each senior manager of the person is resident in Australia;

What is a senior manager?

Is it a director in a corporate entity—as most of these small publishers would be for liability reasons? And if they had a foreign director, even if there were only one of them, would that deem them ineligible? What if they had an editor in an offshore post somewhere, maybe in the Pacific or in an Asian country, and the editor were effectively deemed to be a senior manager? Where do the criteria begin and end?