To: Terry Pacey <>
From: Laurie&Leanne Knight <>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 14:16:53 +1000
Terry Pacey wrote:
> 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
> companies."
> 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.

Hmmm, is there a substantive difference between a council and a committee??  I
would have thought a council [particularly if it is a statutory council] would
have a higher standing than a committee.  

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