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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Page: 7810

Senator RUSTON (South AustraliaAssistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources) (09:42): At the moment, the department is doing a level of preparatory work so that when the board is appointed they have as much information available as possible on which to base their decisions. Of course, the board is entirely entitled to go and seek its own information, or additional information, so I suppose you could just refer to it as somewhat of an incoming brief—so that they have information before them. Obviously, anything that the board may choose to do has to be within the terms of the operating mandate.