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Monday, 10 November 2008
Page: 76

Senator MILNE (8:04 PM) —The Office of the Chief Scientist monitors Ranger on exactly the same basis, Senator Johnston. I draw your attention to the number of leaks there and the failure to report any of the adverse environmental impacts in that time frame. I take your point about the time frame you are mentioning. That is why we have an amendment to 20 years, which would take it out to 25, effectively. I understand that issue. But it does not alter the fact that no minister can make that judgement about the long term from a five-year or even a 20-year time frame because this CO2 has to stay there for time immemorial.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Crossin)—The question is that Greens amendment (1) on sheet 5603 revised be agreed to.