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Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Page: 320

Senator URQUHART (TasmaniaOpposition Whip in the Senate) (15:43): At the request of Senator Gallacher, I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2017:

The impact of Defence training activities and facilities on rural and regional communities, with particular reference to:

(a) economic, social and environmental impacts;

(b) consultation and communication with local government and community organisations;

(c) investments in new facilities, infrastructure and operations;

(d) utilisation of local suppliers and service providers to achieve value for money;

(e) encouraging awareness of tendering opportunities for rural and regional businesses; and

(f) any other related matters.

Question agreed to.