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Thursday, 18 June 2009
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Senator Minchin asked the Minister representing the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, upon notice, on 18 May 2009:

With reference to all legislation administered within your portfolio:

(1) (a)   how many and which statutory reviews are due to commence and/or conclude in 2009; and (b) what are the specified timelines for the commencement and conclusion of each these reviews.

(2) (a)   how many and which statutory reviews are due to commence and/or conclude in 2010; and (b) what are the specified timelines for the commencement and conclusion of each these reviews.


Senator Sherry (Assistant Treasurer) —The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

Section 89 of the Wheat Export Marketing Act 2008 states that the Productivity Commission will undertake a review of the wheat export marketing arrangements and this must commence no later than 1 January 2010, with the report to the minister before 1 July 2010.