Commonwealth Consolidated Regulations

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Reconsideration of interim decision

             (1)  If the Secretary receives further submissions on or before the second closing date, the Secretary must, as soon as practicable after the second closing date:

                     (a)  consider all public submissions (the relevant submissions ) made by the second closing date that:

                              (i)  address a matter mentioned in section 52E of the Act; and

                             (ii)  are relevant to the Secretary's interim decision; and

                     (b)  reconsider the interim decision in light of those submissions and any advice received in response to a request under paragraph (2)(a).

             (2)  In reconsidering the interim decision, the Secretary:

                     (a)  may request advice from any committee or any person; and

                     (b)  is not required to engage in further public consultation.

             (3)  The Secretary need not consider a public submission made after the second closing date.

             (4)  Subject to subsection (5), the Secretary must publish, in a manner the Secretary considers appropriate, all relevant submissions.

             (5)  The Secretary must not publish any information that the Secretary considers to be confidential information.

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