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Monday, 7 November 2011
Page: 8424


Senator BIRMINGHAM (South Australia) (21:24): I thank the minister for the answer. Yes, indeed I note that they are appointments by the climate change minister by written instrument and that the proposed section 18, in division 2, has a very long list of potential fields in which they may have expertise. Let me put the question a different way. Can I have an assurance that the climate change minister or anyone acting on his behalf will not consult with the Australian Greens about who should be appointed to the Climate Change Authority?