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Wednesday, 26 June 1996
Page: 2273

Senator COONEY(4.24 p.m.) —The reality is, is it not, that this body under this definition can be dismissed on the decision of the minister and that as long as the minister can show that he or she has taken into account whatever the court says ought to be taken into account then the decision holds good that there can be no review on the facts? That is, the only protection that the commission has is if an error of law is made—and with somebody like Senator Herron such a mistake would not be made. So you have a body that can be dismissed without there being a need to take into account evidence that has been tested and the minister can be satisfied without there being any review at all on the facts.