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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Page: 7819

Senator RICE (Victoria) (10:23): Under section 12, the minister must seek the board's advice. That's what the legislation says. It doesn't say that the minister, for other reasons, could decide that he or she is going to override or modify or make a determination that isn't completely consistent with the board's advice. It is within the ability of the ministers to make that decision.