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Monday, 23 November 2015
Page: 8675

Senator WHISH-WILSON (Tasmania) (18:29): For the last 35 seconds, perhaps I could put Senator Wong's mind at ease on this issue. We got a commitment from the government about setting up a register of foreign holdings in water licences. We got a commitment in the legislation for a sunset clause, which the minister has already talked about. There was no commitment on FIRB triggers or on water thresholds on that register. Otherwise we would have asked for a commitment in the legislation but we did not. There was no commitment, but it is something we would like to see in the future.

Sitting suspended from 18:30 to 19:30

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN ( Senator Sterle ): The question is that the bill stand as printed.