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SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT--STANDING COMMITTEE--PROPOSED REFERENCE

Senator Jessop, pursuant to notice, moved--That the following matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Science and the Environment: The use of phenoxy chemicals and chemicals containing dioxin, with particular reference to:

(a) their ecological effects; and

(b) their effects on human and animal health.

Senator Grimes moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add "", and that in considering this matter the Committee deal first with the possible effects on Vietnam veterans of exposure to herbicides and report to the Senate within 8 weeks after this day on the desirability of an independent judicial inquiry into that problem''.

Debate ensued.

Ordered--That the debate be adjourned till the next day of sitting, and that Senator Jessop have leave to continue his speech on the resumption of the debate.