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Ministerial intervention and the Proust Review.



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Thu, 10th July 2008 MINISTERIAL INTERVENTION AND THE PROUST REVIEW

Senator the Hon Christopher Ellison Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate

''Today the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, has indicated that he will be delegating almost all ministerial intervention cases to his department and released the Proust Review into ministerial intervention powers which he commissioned earlier this year,'' said Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Ellison.

The Coalition will examine the detail of the Proust review and consult with interested groups regarding the Minister's proposed changes.

Senator Ellison said the Coalition was concerned that the proposed changes will remove Ministerial accountability for a large number of individual humanitarian cases.