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RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Parry, at the request of Senators Nash and Colbeck and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 5—That the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 22 November 2010:

 (a) the adequacy of current biosecurity and quarantine arrangements, including resourcing;

 (b) projected demand and resourcing requirements;

 (c) progress toward achievement of reform of Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service export fees and charges;

 (d) progress in implementation of the `Beale Review' recommendations and their place in meeting projected biosecurity demand and resourcing; and

 (e) any related matters.

Question put and passed.

Statement by leave: The Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion (Senator Stephens), by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.