To: "Birding-Aus" <>
From: "Terry Pacey" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 14:04:11 +1000
Laurie is partly correct when he says "Fifty percent representation on a
council is pretty high for an interest group.  In the corporate world, I
suspect you only need to have 30-40% to have a controlling interest in many

However, government committees and councils operate on a different level
with the Minister and Parliament having the final veto.  This is why a fifty
percent representation is not unusual.  I was actually on a government
committee where the interest groups had 80% of the members but a large
number of our "suggestions" did not make it.

I still want to know if this is a new bill or what.  The links only show us
the Game Bill 2001 while Lorne's email mentioned Game Bill 2002.  If it is a
new bill, where can we read it?  If it is not, why is there such a fuss over
a bill that has lapsed.

Aren't politicians wonderful?

Terry Pacey

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