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Wednesday, 11 September 1996
Page: 3248

Senator HERRON (Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs)(12.28 p.m.) —I gave an assurance earlier about section 102 of the act, and so it will be necessary in the consequences of that that I move that item 28 of the bill be deleted. This provision would have amended section 102 of the act to prevent persons who are directors of or who have controlling interests in a body corporate that is a consultant to the commission or the Torres Strait Regional Authority from standing for election to a regional council. You will recall we discussed that earlier. The possibility that there may be a legal problem with this provision has been raised with me and I am seeking its deletion so that the issue can be properly examined without holding up passage of the bill. I move:

That item 28 of the bill be deleted.

Question resolved in the affirmative.