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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT-STANDING COMMITTEE-REFERENCE

The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Science, Technology and the Environment (Senator Jones), by leave, moved-That the following matters be referred to the Standing Committee on Science, Technology and the Environment-

(1) The capacity of the Australian Development Assistance Bureau to:

(a) assess the environmental impact of proposed projects; and

(b) ensure the environmentally sound management of such projects.

(2) The adequacy and effectiveness of Australia's participation in the decision-making process of the international banks and multilateral aid agencies of which Australia is a member, in relation to the environmental aspects of development projects.

Question put and passed.