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Thursday, 16 August 2012
Page: 5633

Senator LUNDY ( Australian Capital Territory Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister for Sport ) ( 17:35 ): I am advised that the point Senator Milne makes—that they do not have to be legally binding—is the case. The accountability measure nonetheless is that the minister needs to present those to parliament; therefore the minister is accountable to the parliament.