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FOREIGN AFFAIRS—SOLOMON ISLANDS—LANDHOLDER AGREEMENTS—ORDER FOR PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

The Leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Bob Brown), pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 679—That there be laid on the table by the Minister representing the Minister for Trade, no later than 22 February 2010, the information referred to in the answer to question on notice no. 2366 (notice given 25 September 2009) regarding landholder agreements with Australian Solomons Gold Limited (ASG) for the Gold Ridge Mine
project in the Solomon Islands and, specifically, the information the Government and the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation are relying on to assess `the impact on communities of the Gold Ridge Mine' and the `negotiation process that culminated in ASG and landowners signing agreements'.

Question put and passed.

Statement by leave: Senator O'Brien, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.