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AGAINST – Committees — Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee; Reference

Wendy Askew

At the request of Senator Colbeck, I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by

1 December 2023:

The economic contribution and effects on agricultural and environmental land and seas of major energy infrastructure developments, with particular reference to:

(a) the impact on productivity and environmental integrity of land and seas;

(b) the economic impact on agricultural and fisheries enterprises;

(c) the Commonwealth's role in conjunction with states, territories, private enterprise and local communities in the identification and activation of zones and corridors for major infrastructure developments to reduce the potential for infrastructure to negatively impact agricultural, fisheries and environmental assets;

(d) the impact on national growth goals and projections relating to agriculture, fisheries and environmental protection;

(e) the Commonwealth's role in the development and approval of projects; and

(f) any other matters.

Sue Lines

The question is that business of the Senate notice of motion No. 3, standing in the name of Senator Colbeck, be agreed to.


Date and time: 11:34 AM on 2023-03-30
Senator Pocock's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 29
Total number of "no" votes: 32
Total number of abstentions: 15

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