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FOR – Committees - Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee - Reference; electricity transmission infrastructure

The majority voted against a motion introduced by NSW Senator Ross Cadell (Nationals), which means it failed.

Motion text

That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 1 December 2023:

The impact of high-voltage electricity transmission infrastructure on agricultural and environmental land, with particular reference to:

a) the effects of using overhead and underground transmission infrastructure on agricultural and environmental assets and the communities they support;

b) the Commonwealth's role in the development of transmission infrastructure;

c) opportunities for the Commonwealth to engage and work constructively with states and territories, private enterprise, and local communities and other stakeholders in order to reduce the potential for transmission infrastructure to negatively impact agricultural and environmental assets ; and

d) any other related matters.


Date and time: 3:39 PM on 2022-11-28
Senator Pocock's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 29
Total number of "no" votes: 30
Total number of abstentions: 17

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