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Monday, 7 November 2011
Page: 8285

Senator CORMANN (Western Australia) (11:42): Let me move away from what the minister seems to be describing as a commercial-in-confidence matter. Given we are talking here about a very significant generator in the national electricity market, somebody who is on the record in the government's own data as being responsible for 23.4 million tonnes of emissions and being on track for a $540 million carbon tax bill in year 1, even if you cannot put a number on it, can you tell us whether Macquarie Generation in New South Wales will stand to receive any transitional assistance under the $5.5 billion transitional assistance package and, if so, what sort of assistance?