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RURAL AND REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSPORT REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Back, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1—That the following matters be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 August 2010:


 (a) the implications to the Australian horse industry of committing to an Emergency Animal Disease Response Agreement (EADRA);

 (b) the options for equitable contributions by horse owners to a levy scheme to meet their obligations under an EADRA in the event of an emergency animal disease outbreak in horses;

 (c) the criteria by which the cost burden of a levy would be shared between Commonwealth, state and territory governments, horse industry groups and owners;

 (d) quarantine and biosecurity threats to Australia's horse industry; and

 (e) any other related matters.

Question put and passed.