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Monday, 7 November 2011
Page: 8310

Senator XENOPHON (South Australia) (13:32): I thank the minister for indicating that she may have to go elsewhere briefly before question time. In relation to the structure of the scheme, it means that the target of five per cent is flexible. It is a disallowable instrument. I am not taking issue with that in itself, but what I am trying to understand is this: if that is what the government is saying, that you could vary the target—presumably upwards not down­wards, I take it; you cannot vary the target downwards by disallowable instrument, can you?